US Popularity:1228
Meaning:Descendant of Ceallach; Bright-headed; War, strife; One who frequents churches
Kelly is a gender-neutral baby name of Irish origin. Meaning "descendent of Ceallach" this name is packed with history and mystery alike. Kelly is an Anglicized name of the family name Ó Ceallaigh. Still a widely popular surname on the Emerald Isle, it remains the second most common there and 836th most common in the world! This family name still runs on as a first name, too, and can mean "bright-headed," "war," "strife," or "Oone who frequents churches." Whether baby has Irish roots or not, with a name like Kelly, the path ahead will be bright as the sun.

Famous People Named Kelly

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  • Scott Kelly

Kelly Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Kelly is currently #1310 on The Bump
Boy:Kelly is currently #953 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Kelly is currently #707 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Kelly is currently #1228 in U.S. births
Boy:Kelly is currently #3216 in U.S. births
Girl:Kelly is currently #1554 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 69
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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