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Kelly Name Popularity

How popular is the name Kelly? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 382 17 0.0048%
1911 692 5 0.0013%
1912 546 23 0.0046%
1913 569 29 0.0051%
1914 489 63 0.009%
1915 590 58 0.0064%
1916 643 49 0.0051%
1917 483 104 0.0104%
1918 528 95 0.0089%
1919 484 112 0.0107%
1920 529 98 0.0088%
1921 559 91 0.0079%
1922 513 110 0.0099%
1923 572 83 0.0074%
1924 552 96 0.0083%
1925 556 89 0.0079%
1926 550 88 0.008%
1927 537 95 0.0086%
1928 534 93 0.0087%
1929 495 103 0.0099%
1930 574 76 0.0073%
1931 476 103 0.0104%
1932 572 69 0.007%
1933 502 89 0.0096%
1934 456 115 0.0119%
1935 512 88 0.0091%
1936 464 110 0.0114%
1937 533 82 0.0083%
1938 533 82 0.008%
1939 463 108 0.0106%
1940 478 105 0.0099%
1941 445 134 0.0119%
1942 386 207 0.0164%
1943 372 232 0.0178%
1944 355 243 0.0196%
1945 396 194 0.0159%
1946 387 241 0.0163%
1947 362 317 0.019%
1948 337 356 0.0223%
1949 293 490 0.0305%
1950 303 465 0.0289%
1951 251 673 0.0397%
1952 234 783 0.0449%
1953 231 827 0.0467%
1954 225 930 0.0509%
1955 204 1,215 0.0661%
1956 189 1,452 0.0769%
1957 168 1,849 0.0961%
1958 148 2,279 0.1206%
1959 142 2,427 0.1277%
1960 128 2,926 0.1544%
1961 125 3,003 0.1591%
1962 126 2,850 0.1552%
1963 126 2,727 0.1519%
1964 132 2,484 0.1411%
1965 136 2,254 0.1378%
1966 111 2,779 0.178%
1967 102 3,091 0.2037%
1968 97 3,050 0.2031%
1969 115 2,784 0.1807%
1970 135 2,481 0.1559%
1971 136 2,253 0.1499%
1972 140 1,899 0.1394%
1973 145 1,692 0.1305%
1974 142 1,737 0.1336%
1975 149 1,623 0.1263%
1976 158 1,526 0.1184%
1977 160 1,467 0.1088%
1978 177 1,291 0.096%
1979 201 1,187 0.0842%
1980 206 1,165 0.0797%
1981 209 1,164 0.0792%
1982 196 1,252 0.0838%
1983 214 1,039 0.0704%
1984 225 969 0.0651%
1985 250 873 0.0575%
1986 254 847 0.0561%
1987 277 766 0.0502%
1988 302 716 0.0459%
1989 295 794 0.0492%
1990 351 657 0.0396%
1991 364 618 0.0379%
1992 412 505 0.0316%
1993 451 446 0.0286%
1994 520 339 0.0221%
1995 543 309 0.0205%
1996 541 306 0.0204%
1997 620 229 0.0155%
1998 707 186 0.0124%
1999 838 133 0.0089%
2000 885 127 0.0083%
2001 912 123 0.0082%
2002 918 126 0.0084%
2003 1,112 86 0.0057%
2004 1,054 100 0.0066%
2005 1,280 67 0.0044%
2006 1,296 72 0.0046%
2007 1,204 91 0.0058%
2008 1,437 57 0.0037%
2009 1,322 73 0.0049%
2010 1,505 48 0.0033%
2011 1,537 44 0.0031%
2012 1,469 49 0.0034%
2013 1,433 52 0.0037%
2014 1,416 56 0.0038%
2015 1,502 49 0.0034%
2016 1,440 53 0.0037%
2017 1,440 51 0.0037%
2018 1,447 51 0.0037%
2019 1,459 48 0.0035%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kelley

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish


What names sound like Kelly?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kealy

Handsome

Irish

Keely

Handsome

Irish

Kell

Spring

Scandinavian

Kelle

Slender

Gaelic


What names are similar to Kelly?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cillian

Bright-headed

Irish

Keeley

Handsome

Irish

Killian

Church

Irish


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