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What does Keely mean?

Keely Pronunciation of Keely as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Keely) is pronounced KEE-lee. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Keely is "slender, pretty". From Caoilinn. Also used as an Irish variant of Kelly. Actress Keeley Shaye Smith.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, slender (little), pretty (beautiful)


VARIANTS Kealey, Kealy, Keelie, Keeley, Keeli, Keelia, Keelie, Keelyn, Keighley, Keighly, Keili, Keilie, Keyley, Keylie, Keylley, Keyllie

RELATIONS VIA CAOILINN, KELLY Caelyn, Keelan, Keelin, Kellee, Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kellye

(female) Kely, ..

(male) Keeby, ..

Keely Makiyah (K.M.), ..

How popular is Keely?

Keely is a very popular first name for women (#1616 out of 4276, Top 38%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#16184 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Keely was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #455 in the U.S. in 1997, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Kelly (#618 IN 2018), Caelyn, Keeley, Kellee, Kelley, Kelli, Kellie and Kellye are the prominent variation forms of Keely rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Keelan, are uncommon. These relations of Keely reached the apex of their popularity 48 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.19%) and are now significantly less popular (ADOPTION 0.03%, 98% LESS), with forms such as Kelly becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keely, Caelyn, Keeley, Kellee, Kelley in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kelli, Kellie, Kelly, Kellye in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kellie, Kelly outside U.S.

Similar Names

Keely is alike in pronunciation to Chela, Chelo, Kaala, Kaela, Kaelah, Kaeley, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahla, Kahli, Kaila, Kala, Kalla, Kalley, Kayla, Kayley, Kayli, Keala, Keela, Keila, Keyely, Keyla, Kyla, Kyley and Kyli. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arely, Cecely, Delly, Emely, Haely, Hedly, Joely, Kaelyn, Karly, Keavy, Keena, Keera, Keeva, Kelby, Kelcy, Kellyn, Kelsy, Kemply, Kenzy, Kerry, Kessy, Kyel, Lesly, Melly, Neely, Nelly, Seely and Verly. These names tend to be less commonly used than Keely.

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