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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:male
Languages of use:English, Irish
Topics:Male and female
US 2013 rank:not in the Top 1000; other popularity lists see below
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
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Popularity lists that contain the name Kelly

SeriesRankings
USA decades1990-1999 476,  1980-1989 250,  1970-1979 153,  1960-1969 123