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75k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Kelli

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551k Kelly (Irish)
52k Kelley (Irish)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1945 5 5 0
1947 5 5 0
1949 9 9 0
1950 8 8 0
1951 18 18 0
1952 30 30 0
1953 59 59 0
1954 62 62 0
1955 94 94 0
1956 131 131 0
1957 289 289 0
1958 533 533 0
1959 762 762 0
1960 955 955 0
1961 1,104 1,104 0
1962 1,318 1,318 0
1963 1,393 1,383 10
1964 1,650 1,650 0
1965 1,547 1,540 7
1966 1,739 1,731 8
1967 1,815 1,810 5
1968 2,329 2,321 8
1969 3,069 3,055 14
1970 3,344 3,331 13
1971 2,391 2,381 10
1972 1,907 1,899 8
1973 1,734 1,726 8
1974 1,619 1,606 13
1975 1,779 1,769 10
1976 1,829 1,820 9
1977 2,475 2,466 9
1978 2,332 2,327 5
1979 2,228 2,217 11
1980 2,502 2,486 16
1981 2,301 2,280 21
1982 2,386 2,373 13
1983 2,172 2,162 10
1984 1,991 1,981 10
1985 2,068 2,058 10
1986 2,011 2,001 10
1987 2,121 2,110 11
1988 1,876 1,863 13
1989 1,747 1,735 12
1990 1,614 1,603 11
1991 1,507 1,497 10
1992 1,336 1,336 0
1993 1,230 1,230 0
1994 1,062 1,062 0
1995 923 923 0
1996 792 792 0
1997 670 670 0
1998 577 572 5
1999 549 549 0
2000 483 483 0
2001 448 448 0
2002 368 368 0
2003 320 320 0
2004 258 258 0
2005 194 194 0
2006 152 152 0
2007 129 129 0
2008 118 118 0
2009 98 98 0
2010 76 76 0
2011 66 66 0
2012 66 66 0
2013 42 42 0
2014 51 51 0
2015 41 41 0

Fun Facts about the name Kelli

  • How many people with the first name Kelli have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74,907 babies born with the first name Kelli in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kelli to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kelli? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1945 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kelli first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kelli is Tuesday, July 5th, 1910.
  • What year had the most people named Kelli born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kelli was in 1970 with a total of 3,331 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kelli!
  • Random Kelli Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kelli ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 58 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Kelli: Your name in reverse order is Illek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Klile. How do you pronounce that?
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Common last names for Kelli

  • Johnson
  • Jones

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kelli" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kelli as well as things modernly associated with the name Kelli such as celebrities named Kelli.

American

Origin and Meaning of Kelli

The name "Kelli" is of American origin, and it means "Bright-headed". It's a name commonly given to girls.

  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Kelly.

Kelli was also found in the following language(s): Estonian

Kelli Garner

Kelli Garner is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kelli was born in 1984 in Bakersfield, California, U.S.

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Kelli Williams

Kelli Williams is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Kelli was born in 1970 as Kelli Renee Williams in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Kelli McCarty

Kelli McCarty is an adult biography. Kelli was born in 1969 in Liberal, Kansas, U.S.

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Kelli Ali

Kelli Ali is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Kelli was born in 1974 as Kelli Dayton in Birmingham, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kelli

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Kelli Giddish
Kelli O'hara
Kelli Ward
Kelli Carpenter

What does the name Kelli mean?

Kis for kid, the child within.

Eis for exquisite, who could argue?

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Lis for love, your love of life!

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

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