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What does Skelly mean?

Skelly Pronunciation of Skelly [skel-ly] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Skelly is "bard".

Associated with: irish.


Skelly has 1 variant: Scully.

Creative forms:
(male) Sackly, ..

(female) Skella, ..

Middle name pairings:
Skelly Gus (S.G.), ..

How popular is Skelly?

Skelly is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7680 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Skelly has yet to be ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Skelly name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Skelly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Billy, Chesly, Cokely, Cully, Denly, Everly, Greely, Hedly (see Hedley), Hilly, Kealy, Keely, Kelly, Kenly, Lesly, Lezly, Migelly, Neely, Penly, Philly, Presly, Redly (see Redley), Reilly, Rolly, Seal, Sealey, Seeley, Seely, Seelye, Sela, Selah, Selbey, Selby, Selig, Selim, Selmo, Selwyn, Sewell, Shelbey, Shelby, Shelley, Shelly, Shepley, Shepply (see Shepley), Sicilly (see Sicily), Sicily, Sill, Sills, Skeet, Skerry, Skielar, Skielor, Sky, Skyelar, Skylar, Skylen, Skyler, Skyller, Skylor, Sly, Smedley, Smedly (see Smedley), Sorley, Stanly, Steel, Steele, Stepny, Sterlyn, Stevy, Sulley, Sully, Sweeny, Tully, Wally, Wesly and Willy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Skelly.

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