Kelly

Kelly meaning and origin

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Irish and Celtic
Usage: English, English, Irish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Meaning: Warrior, Lively, Descendant of Ceallach, Bright-headed, Farm by the Spring, Churches, Church and Monastery
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Pleasing and Ceaseless Old Irish and Celtic Kelly is predominantly used in English, Danish, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish, meaning of Kelly is "Warrior, Lively, Descendant of Ceallach, Bright-headed, Farm by the Spring, Churches, Church or Monastery" is aimed at both sexes. Kelly is equivalent of The Gaelic Surname Ó Ceallaigh Meaning Descendant of Ceallagh in English language. Kelly is celebrated on October 8th.

Variants of Kelly

Ceallagh, Kayla, Kaila, Karine, Kay, Kayley, Kailianna

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Names that rhyme with Kelly

Popularity of Kelly

Kelly was among the n extremely popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 553158 babies have been given the given name. When at its peak in 1977, it ranked 10th when 18235 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls. However after 250 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. In addition to that, the name has been in the top 10 baby names 1 times Also, a popular name in England and Wales with over 4200 new-borns have been given the name since 1996. When at the peak of its usage in 1996, 789 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 74th position. In addition to that, the first name has been in the top 100 baby names 2 times Also, a popular name in France having over 24955 recievers in 107 years of usage. Presently the moniker is on a rise, in 1995, 1266 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 65th position. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 100 baby names 15 times Also, Kelly was among the popular names in New South Wales. Since emerging in 1964 around 8032 babies have been given the name. At the peak of its usage in 1979, the moniker grabbed the 6th spot and 576 baby girls were given the name. After 30 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 10 baby names 3 times

Kelly used to be a common name in Ireland, first appeared in 1969 and over 3327 babies have been given the name in 52 years. When at the peak of its usage in 1994,. However after 52 years, the name is on free fall on the charts. Also, Kelly used to be a common name in Belgium, first appeared in 1995 and over 2386 babies have been given the name in 24 years. At its zenith in 1995,. However after 24 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Also, In Queensland, Kelly was once a common name since emerging in 1967 it has been given to over 3588 babies. At the peak of its usage in 1979,. After 30 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Also, Kelly used to be a common name in Western Australia, first appeared in 1978 and over 835 babies have been given the name in 5 years. When at its peak in 1979,. After 5 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 5 baby names 4 times

Kelly is a unique baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 1998, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 154 on girl names chart when 50 babies were named Kelly. There are over 518 babies that have been given the name Kelly in Switzerland. However things change on global perspective, Kelly is extremely popular in Brazil where every 1 in 2000 have the name as well as in, England and Canada. Also the baby name is popular in Australia, Colombia, Peru, Congo, Burundi, Netherlands, Nigeria, New Zealand, Venezuela, Zambia, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Wales, South Africa, DR Congo, Malaysia, Scotland and Ghana. According to our estimate, over 1450000 babies have been named Kelly globally.

YearBoysGirls
RankBirthsRankBirths
20181601102618484
20171499110595500
20161469116514601
20151558103479673
20141524105429737
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Kelly in Nordic countries

CountriesMenWomen
First NameSecondary NameFirst NameSecondary Name
Netherlands191979546610
Finland000216
Sweden6445872199
Norway41174204
Denmark4401300

Here's what numbers has to say about Kelly

Freedom is what's most important for you. Expression number 2 reveals your talent to work with people and the ability to understand their actions. Having 5 as your soul urge number reveals your deep desire to change and transform all the time. When you focus on something, you don't let go until you realize the thing. You are sociable, outgoing and open to new friendships. Your career success is inevitable.

Other names similar to Kelly

  •  Maryel means Variant of Mary and Rebellion aimed at girls is originated from Hebrew and Latin. Maryel is derived from Mariel.
  •  Keitha - The unconventional girl name Keitha means "The Word Keth with the Meaning Forest Windy Place" is of Celtic origin
  •  Fionntán is originated from Celtic, Fionntán means "White, Fair" is a baby boy name
  •  Artan - Customary Artan is originated from Albanian and Celtic is a baby boy name is used prevalently in Danish, Finnish and English. Artan is equivalent of Attila in Faroese language
  •  Maëlez came from Celtic, meaning of Maëlez is "Lord or Prince"
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Namesakes of Kelly

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