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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Connelly

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Anglicised form of the Irish surnames Ó Conghalaigh and Ó Conghaile, patronyms of the given names Conghalach and Conghaile, respectively.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Connelly

Connelly Sadakabatu is a Minister for Development, Planning, Aid Co-ordination, Minister for Agriculture, and Livestock. Connelly was born on June 11th, 1956.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Connelly

Jennifer Connelly is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1982. Jennifer was given the name Jennifer Lynn Connelly on December 12th, 1970 in Cairo, New York, U.S. Jennifer is also known as Connelly and Jennifer Lynn.


Michael Connelly is a crime fiction and thriller (genre) novelist. Michael was born on July 21st, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Baby was given the name Peter Connelly on March 1st, 2006 in London. Baby is also known as Child A and Baby Peter. They left this life on August 3rd, 2007.


Cody Connelly is a motorcycle designer and builder. Cody was born on August 30th, 1987.


Calli was given the name Kristy Jo Connelly on February 26th, 1977 in Robinson, Illinois.


Chris Connelly is an industrial music musician. Chris was born on November 10th, 1964.


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Popularity of Connelly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Connelly U.S.
  White 91.99% 64.26%
  African American 3.03% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Connelly

People with the last name Connelly are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Connelly

  • How Popular is the name Connelly? Connelly is the 25,195th most popular name of all time. As a last name Connelly was the 1,537th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Connelly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 227 babies born with the first name Connelly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Connelly to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Connelly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Connelly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Connelly is Monday, July 21st, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Connelly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Connelly was in 2009 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Connelly: Your name in reverse order is Yllennoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlyncoel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Connelly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,398 people with the last name Connelly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Connelly? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Connelly as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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