Given Name KELLY

GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
USAGE: Irish, English
PRONOUNCED: KEL-ee (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Irish given name CEALLACH or the surname derived from it Ó Ceallaigh. As a surname, it has been borne by actor and dancer Gene Kelly (1912-1996) and actress and princess Grace Kelly (1929-1982).
VARIANTS: Ceallach, Ceallagh (Irish), Kelley, Kelli, Kellie, Kelleigh (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Ceallachán (Irish)


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Entry updated August 16, 2017