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Popularity
550k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kelly

Gender: Neutral. Ranked #111 most popular

Similar Names
75k Kelli (American)
52k Kelley (Irish)

What does the name "Kelly" mean?

Kelly (Irish): Bright-headed

The name "Kelly" is of Irish origin and it means "Bright-headed". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for loyalty, that you show.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yllek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Elykl". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Kelly" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Kelly? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 550,441 babies born with the name Kelly in the United States. That's more than enough Kellies to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kelly" was in 1977 with a total of 18,235 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kellies)

According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kelly" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 648 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1961. Across the entire United States a total of 12,640 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Kelly popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kelly in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Kelly

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is a singer and songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Kelly was born in 1982 as Kelly Brianne Clarkson in Fort Worth, Texas U.S.

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Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook is a model and actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1 to present. Kelly was born in 1979 as Kelly Ann Parsons in Rochester, Kent, England, UK.

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Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland is a recording artist, songwriter, actress, and television personality with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1997 to present. Kelly was born in 1981 as Kelendria Trene Rowland in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne is a singer-songwriter, actress, television personality, and fashion designer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Kelly was born in 1984 as Kelly Lee Osbourne in London, England.

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Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston is a model and actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1980 to present. Kelly was born in 1962 as Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa is an actress, co-host of ''live! with kelly and michael'', co-founder of milojo, spokesperson for electrolux and ryka with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1986 to present. Kelly was born in 1970 as Kelly Maria Ripa in Stratford, New Jersey, U.S.

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Past life for Kelly born Nov 2, 1931

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Israel approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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