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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Keeley mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Keeley

"Keeley" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Lively: aggressive. Variant of Kelly". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A surname​ of Irish origin, anglicized from Ó Caollaidhe "descendant of (a person named) slender (from caol)".
  2. A female given name, recent transferred use of the surname.
  3. A male given name, recent transferred use of the surname.

Notable Persons Named Keeley

Keeley Hawes is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She was most prominent from 1989 to present. Keeley was given the name Clare Julia Hawes on February 10th, 1976 in Marylebone.

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Keeley Hazell is a model. Keeley was born on September 18th, 1986 in London Borough of Lewisham.

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Keeley was born in 1983 in Grimsby.

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Keeley Davis is an alternative rock, indie rock, post-hardcore, emo, math rock, electronic music, and ambient music musician, singer-songwriter, and graphic designer. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Piano, Organ (music), Synthesizer, Sampler (musical instrument), Programming (music), Rickenbacker 330, and Vocals. He was most active from 1996 to present. Keeley was born on January 4th, 1976.

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Keeley was born in 1979 in Oldham.

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Keeley Dowling is a soccer player for the Tennessee Volunteers, Charlotte Lady Eagles, KIF Örebro DFF, Sky Blue FC, Atlanta Beat (WPS), United States women's national under-20 soccer team, and United States women's national under-23 soccer team. Keeley was born on February 17th, 1983 in Carmel, Indiana.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Keeley

Barbara Keeley is a for Worsley, Eccles South, Worsley, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Member of Parliament, forWorsley, Worsley(2005–2010), and Office of the Leader of the House of Commons. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to 2010. Barbara was born on March 26th, 1952.

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Friction is a drum and bass musician. His ongoing career started in 1998. Friction was given the name Ed Keeley . Friction is also known as Friction.

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Yvonne Keeley is a pop music singing and presenter. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1975 to present. Yvonne was given the name Yvonne Paaij on September 6th, 1952.

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Fred Keeley is an office holder. Fred was born on May 9th, 1950 in Sacramento, California.

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Irene was born on January 17th, 1944 in Brooklyn.

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His career lasted from 1976 to 1978. Robert was born on September 4th, 1929 in Beirut. He left this life on January 9th, 2015.

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How popular is the baby name Keeley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 6 6 0
1958 13 13 0
1959 33 33 0
1960 16 16 0
1961 19 19 0
1962 13 13 0
1963 17 17 0
1964 17 17 0
1965 10 10 0
1966 12 12 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 28 28 0
1969 31 26 5
1970 26 26 0
1971 28 23 5
1972 23 23 0
1973 30 24 6
1974 30 30 0
1975 25 25 0
1976 35 29 6
1977 37 37 0
1978 44 44 0
1979 45 45 0
1980 53 53 0
1981 47 47 0
1982 55 55 0
1983 60 60 0
1984 69 69 0
1985 68 68 0
1986 97 97 0
1987 91 91 0
1988 96 96 0
1989 98 98 0
1990 112 112 0
1991 102 102 0
1992 121 121 0
1993 101 101 0
1994 84 84 0
1995 96 96 0
1996 157 157 0
1997 230 224 6
1998 195 195 0
1999 217 211 6
2000 218 213 5
2001 192 187 5
2002 223 223 0
2003 186 186 0
2004 161 161 0
2005 171 166 5
2006 201 201 0
2007 253 253 0
2008 246 246 0
2009 236 236 0
2010 216 216 0
2011 187 187 0
2012 159 159 0
2013 173 173 0
2014 148 148 0
2015 104 104 0
2016 83 83 0
2017 84 84 0

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Popularity of Keeley as a first name

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Popularity of Keeley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Keeley U.S.
  White 92.15% 64.26%
  African American 4.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Keeley

People with the last name Keeley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Keeley

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  • How Popular is the name Keeley? Keeley is the 3,392nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Keeley was the 6,141st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Keeley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,944 babies born with the first name Keeley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keeley to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Keeley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Keeley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keeley is Friday, March 9th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Keeley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keeley was in 2007 with a total of 253 babies.
  • Random Keeley Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Keeley is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Keeley: Your name in reverse order is Yeleek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yeelke. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Keeley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,578 people with the last name Keeley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Keeley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Keeley as their last name.

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