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GenderMasculine
UsageIrish
PronouncedPron.KEL-akh
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Meaning & History

Irish name of uncertain origin, traditionally said to mean "bright-headed". Alternatively it could be derived from Old Irish ceallach "war, strife" or ceall "church".
VariantsCeallagh, Kelly
DiminutiveCeallachán
Other Languages & CulturesKelly English

Categories

uncertain etymology, war
Entry updated July 28, 2009   Contribute