Kelly is the Anglicized version of Ceallach, which was first used in the Irish and Gaelic languages. It can be translated to "war" or "troublesome." Kelly reached peak popularity during the 1970s and 80s.
Similar Names: Kellee, Kellie
Famous Kelly Names: Kelly Clarkson (singer), Kelly Ripa (TV personality)
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Keely, another Irish name. Keely Smiith, singer