First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kely

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Alt. Meaning

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

L is for lucky, who is more?

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Notable Persons Named Kely



Kely was born on February 6th, 1982.


Kely was born on February 6th, 1982.


Fun Facts about the name Kely

  • How Popular is the name Kely? Kely is the 24,118th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kely have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 247 babies born with the first name Kely in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kely 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 Kely? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kely first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kely is Monday, April 4th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Kely born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kely was in 2008 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Random Kely Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kely is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Kely: Your name in reverse order is Ylek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ykle. How do you pronounce that?

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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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