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Name Kelly

Origin:From a Old Irish word for church, monasteryTools:

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About the name Kelly in particular

Gender:female
Languages of use:English, Irish
Topics:Male and female
US 2012 rank:#354     ... 352:Bethany, 353:Karen, 354:Kelly, 355:Malia, 356:Jazmin ...     Full US 2012 list
Similarly written:Kelly, Elly, Keely, Kelby, Kelley, Kelli, Nelly, Ally, Bella, Billy     Details
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About Kelly/Kelly, the group of names with the same origin as Kelly

Language of origin:Old Irish
Info about origin, female:from an Irish male given name Ceallach or Ceallagh, whose meaning is not known for sure
 today mostly used as a female given name
Words:ceall = the church, the monastery  Old Irish
Topics:Words
Variants' top ranks:14:Kelly USA 1970-1979,  91:Kellie Ireland 2001,  123:Kelly USA 1960-1969,  138:Kelli USA 1970-1979,  279:Kelley USA 1980-1989
Old/original forms:Ceallagh Old Irish, Ceallagh Old Irish
Name variants:Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kelly, Kelly   Sortable list   Details
Popularity:

Popularity lists that contain the name Kelly

SeriesRankings
England+Wales decades1994 53,  1984 151974 47
France2002 115,  2000 97,  1999 86,  1998 85,  1997 84
Ireland2006 100,  2005 72,  2004 63,  2003 59,  2002 57,  2001 69,  2000 50,  1999 501998 53
Switzerland1997 185
USA decades2000-2009 158,  1990-1999 55,  1980-1989 29,  1970-1979 141960-1969 30
USA yearly2012 354,  2011 335,  2010 306,  2009 259,  2008 248,  2007 222,  2006 212,  2005 175,  2004 138,  2003 124,  2002 119,  2001 125,  2000 113,  1999 97,  1998 89,  1997 83,  1996 73,  1995 64,  1994 62
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