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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gelly

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gel"ly
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  1. A type of dynamite in which the nitroglycerin is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and sodium or potassium nitrate
  1. Obsolete form of jelly.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Gelly

Dave was born on January 28th, 1938.


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Popularity of Gelly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gelly U.S.
  White 75.96% 64.26%
  African American 20.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gelly

People with the last name Gelly are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Gelly

  • How Popular is the name Gelly? As a last name Gelly was the 156,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Gelly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Gelly is Monday, September 24th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Gelly? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Gelly. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Gelly: Your name in reverse order is Ylleg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ylegl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gelly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 104 people with the last name Gelly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gelly? Gelly is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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