Meaning:war, lively, bright-headed
Kelley is a gender-neutral name with Irish origins meaning “war,” “lively,” and “bright-headed.” Kelley is more common as a surname name and derives from the name Kelly. This rather unique name sits around the top 11,000 baby names for both boys and girls. If you’re looking for a trendy-sounding name that is itself a cute nickname, Kelley is a great choice.

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