Kelly, Kelley

Name Nerds main

FOR REAL:Kelly is an anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Ceallaigh. This in turn is derived from the personal name Ceallach, whose meaning is obscure. it may mean "bright-headed" or derive from the word for "war; strife." It was originally used for men, but in the mid 20th century became popular for girls.

diminutives: Kell

related names: Ceallach

Other recorded spellings: Kelli, Keli, Kellie, Kellee