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Kelly Name Popularity

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

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 912 5 0.0014%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 1,596 5 0.0004%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 1,492 6 0.0005%
1942 1,685 5 0.0004%
1943 1,337 11 0.0008%
1944 1,269 12 0.001%
1945 1,473 6 0.0005%
1946 1,552 7 0.0005%
1947 1,105 29 0.0017%
1948 1,094 29 0.0018%
1949 844 65 0.004%
1950 945 49 0.003%
1951 696 112 0.0066%
1952 502 239 0.0137%
1953 623 156 0.0088%
1954 418 393 0.0215%
1955 379 495 0.0269%
1956 306 805 0.0426%
1957 186 1,896 0.0985%
1958 108 4,470 0.2365%
1959 74 6,380 0.3358%
1960 50 8,680 0.4581%
1961 45 9,638 0.5105%
1962 38 11,528 0.6279%
1963 32 12,554 0.6994%
1964 35 12,474 0.7087%
1965 30 12,761 0.7803%
1966 26 13,244 0.8483%
1967 23 13,722 0.9042%
1968 12 17,141 1.1415%
1969 15 16,328 1.0599%
1970 20 14,612 0.9182%
1971 22 12,598 0.8384%
1972 23 10,944 0.8035%
1973 18 10,517 0.8112%
1974 16 10,846 0.8345%
1975 16 11,736 0.9133%
1976 19 11,791 0.9149%
1977 10 18,235 1.3528%
1978 12 16,986 1.2634%
1979 16 15,298 1.0849%
1980 19 13,717 0.9381%
1981 23 11,876 0.8079%
1982 25 12,169 0.8143%
1983 26 11,584 0.785%
1984 27 11,217 0.754%
1985 28 11,031 0.7268%
1986 29 10,414 0.6899%
1987 30 9,864 0.6464%
1988 32 8,912 0.5719%
1989 37 8,764 0.5431%
1990 41 8,135 0.4908%
1991 42 7,512 0.4609%
1992 47 7,011 0.4392%
1993 51 6,299 0.404%
1994 62 5,441 0.3545%
1995 64 5,398 0.3582%
1996 72 4,731 0.316%
1997 83 4,056 0.2742%
1998 90 3,690 0.2465%
1999 96 3,413 0.2279%
2000 111 3,065 0.2006%
2001 124 2,802 0.186%
2002 120 2,837 0.1893%
2003 126 2,716 0.1785%
2004 137 2,345 0.1539%
2005 175 1,930 0.1262%
2006 214 1,584 0.1012%
2007 221 1,549 0.0982%
2008 246 1,374 0.0889%
2009 260 1,224 0.0819%
2010 305 1,022 0.0709%
2011 329 912 0.064%
2012 348 864 0.0606%
2013 364 813 0.0571%
2014 426 703 0.0483%
2015 466 633 0.0435%
2016 503 563 0.039%
2017 577 456 0.0327%
2018 583 439 0.032%
2019 612 406 0.03%

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What names are variants of Kelly?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Kelly.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kelianne

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kellee

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kelleen

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kelleigh

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kelley

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kelli

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kellie

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kellina

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kellyann

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kellyanne

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish

Kellye

Descendant of Ceallach

Irish


What names sound like Kelly?

If you like how Kelly sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Kelly.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kally

Cup; fairest, most beautiful; beautiful, lovely

Latin

Kealy

Slender, pretty

Gaelic


What names are similar to Kelly?

Find a name that’s like Kelly, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Callie

Beautiful one

Greek

Keely

Slender, pretty

Gaelic


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