Keely

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12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Keely mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Keely

"Keely" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Beautiful". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Variant of Keeley.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Keely

Keely Shaye Smith is a television presenter and journalist. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Keely was born Keely Shaye Smith on September 25th, 1963 in Vallejo, California. Keely is also known as Keely Brosnan.

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Keely Smith is a jazz and pop music singing. She plays Human voice. Keely was given the name Dorothy Jacqueline Keely on March 9th, 1932 in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.

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Keely Wee Shi Kai is a mandopop student, singer, and singing. She has been prominent since 2007. Keely was born Keely Wee Shi Kai on November 13th, 1990.

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Keely was born on August 12th, 1984.

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Keely was born on April 30th, 1987 in Luziânia, Brazil.

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Keely Clayden is an athlete for the Dundalk W.F.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Keely

Keely Smith is a jazz and pop music singing. She plays Human voice. Keely was given the name Dorothy Jacqueline Keely on March 9th, 1932 in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.

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Conrad Keely is a rock, prog-rock, post-punk, and rock music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Conrad was born on May 15th, 1972 in Nuneaton, England. Conrad is also known as Conrad Francis Sobsamai.

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Dermot Keely is an athlete for the Home Farm F.C., St Patrick's Athletic F.C., Dundalk F.C., Glentoran F.C., University College Dublin A.F.C., Shamrock Rovers F.C., Sligo Rovers F.C., and League of Ireland XI. Dermot was born on March 8th, 1954 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Wes Keely is a rock music, hardcore punk, punk rock, and progressive rock drummer. He plays Drum kit and Percussion instrument. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Wes was born on October 7th, 1978. Wes is also known as XwesX.

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Bob Keely was a baseball. Bob was born on August 22nd, 1909 in St. Louis. He passed away on May 20th, 2001.

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He breathed his last breath in 1970.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1957 7 7 0
1958 84 84 0
1959 119 119 0
1960 118 118 0
1961 88 88 0
1962 69 69 0
1963 74 74 0
1964 56 56 0
1965 40 40 0
1966 41 41 0
1967 55 55 0
1968 77 77 0
1969 123 123 0
1970 113 113 0
1971 88 88 0
1972 99 99 0
1973 123 123 0
1974 133 133 0
1975 140 140 0
1976 118 118 0
1977 137 137 0
1978 183 183 0
1979 171 171 0
1980 158 158 0
1981 155 155 0
1982 183 183 0
1983 157 157 0
1984 202 202 0
1985 180 180 0
1986 177 177 0
1987 152 152 0
1988 163 158 5
1989 211 211 0
1990 267 267 0
1991 259 259 0
1992 288 288 0
1993 239 239 0
1994 227 227 0
1995 205 205 0
1996 460 454 6
1997 555 555 0
1998 466 466 0
1999 382 382 0
2000 416 416 0
2001 403 398 5
2002 397 397 0
2003 368 368 0
2004 335 335 0
2005 318 318 0
2006 412 407 5
2007 399 399 0
2008 335 335 0
2009 286 286 0
2010 214 214 0
2011 185 185 0
2012 170 170 0
2013 149 149 0
2014 129 129 0
2015 99 99 0
2016 86 86 0
2017 79 79 0

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Popularity of Keely as a first name

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Popularity of Keely as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Keely U.S.
  White 86.62% 64.26%
  African American 7.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Keely

People with the last name Keely are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Keely

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  • How Popular is the name Keely? Keely is the 2,243rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Keely was the 14,636th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Keely have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,122 babies born with the first name Keely in the United States. That's more than enough people named Keely to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Keely? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Keely first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Keely is Wednesday, August 10th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Keely born? The highest recorded use of the first name Keely was in 1997 with a total of 555 babies.
  • Random Keely Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Keely is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Keely: Your name in reverse order is Yleek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eyelk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Keely? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,033 people with the last name Keely.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Keely? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Keely as their last name since less than 1 person in 145k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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