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From the Irish meaning war-like or warrior.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2005
Impression: Really pretty person, but badly ambitious.
-- Anonymous User  1/21/2005
From the Irish Gaelic name Kelly, Warrior Woman, is bold and daring in all she does; someone who makes every minute count; has a classic strength and beauty; compassionate and patient with others; someone who is held in high esteem; a smile like a beam of light at night; a woman who is proud of her old-fashioned ideas; an individual who is very adventurous.
-- Anonymous User  4/5/2005
Kelly Clarkson was the name of the winner of the first season of the popular television show "American Idol" back in 2002.
-- AndrewJKD  4/5/2005
There are many famous Kellys. Kelly Rippa, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Osborn...
-- Mommy2B  5/4/2005
Kelly was also the name of the beautiful but incredibly dumb daughter of Al Bundy on the American TV series "Married... With Children."
-- gin_rummy  6/22/2005
I think this is a person who is dedicated, a little crazy and young at heart.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2005
In Latin America (Peru), Kelly is a name just for women. I think it's a nice name.
-- SANDRA  10/26/2005
Kelly is the name of the doll that is supposed to be the little sister of Barbie, a doll from Mattel.
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2005
Kelly sounds like a very young person. It's hard to imagine an old lady with this name.
-- Dogsy  11/20/2005
Kelly Keiser: 2006 Miss Nebraska.
-- Lakota_so_italian  1/22/2006
I'd always thought my name meant "Warrior Woman"; turns out I've been living up to it for naught, eh?
I DO sometimes have trouble imagining myself at eighty and still being named Kelly, but I don't have to worry about that now, do I? And yes, I was named after Gene Kelly. Singin in the rain, just singin in the rain...
Interesting thing, Kurdish people naturally assume my name is "Kahleh" when I introduce myself. I don't think the two are connected.
-- KRT  2/27/2006
In England, Kelly is a woman's name. In Canada it is very popular for both, but I probably know more male Kellys than female.
-- visitor27  3/1/2006
A famous bearer of this name is the famous British Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes.
-- garethbutler  3/2/2006
I think kelly is cute as a boy name, but I like Kellen better.
-- dani_08  3/5/2006
Despite this name being much more popular for a girl, I only like it for a boy. Like Kelly Jones from The Stereophonics.
-- curious  3/25/2006
I used to really like this name but when I was at school there was this girl in my class and her mother's name is Kelly and she hated me because I was more beautiful than her daughter and that I was more like a teenager so that's why I really dislike this name. But I don't hate it.
-- GuessModel  4/6/2006
Actress Kelly Monaco, formerly of "Port Charles" and currently on "General Hospital", bears this name.
-- Missy  4/15/2006
I have always liked the name Kelly. I do prefer it for a girl. The spelling Kellie is very feminine.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
My name is Kelly-Anne and I couldn't find it in the database thing. That sucks. So, I'll tell you how I like the first part of my name. Yes, I do think it is young, but with the Anne I think it make more lady-like. I can't say I adore my name, but I still like it. It's easy to spell, to say and also it's sweet.
-- simple_plan_luver  4/28/2006
My name is Kelly and it is a slightly unique name and I love it!
-- Anonymous User  5/13/2006
My last name is Kelly and it's always given me a hard time because people think it's my first. Thing is, I love the name as a first name and if my daughter has a different last name then me I'll probably give her Kelly for a middle name. Plus, it can pretty much go with anything.
-- ayn_shula  6/2/2006
I love the name Kelly for a girl, it is very pretty. It does work for an adult too as my friend's name is Kelly and she is 38 and is as spunky as the name.
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2006
I have always loved the name Kelly for a girl. I also have seen the names Kellianna and Kellianne. I prefer Kelly though.
-- Anonymous User  7/16/2006
The actress Kelly Rowan plays Kirsten on The O.C.
-- pink_floyd_fan  7/24/2006
Surname of Grace Kelly.
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2006
Umm... how could you do that to your child? I mean, it's not a BAD name, but what if your kid gets made fun of for having the name of Barbie's little sister?
-- zev  9/10/2006
The name Kelly for a girl was used a lot from 1960 right through to the end of the 1990's and only has started to decline in the new millenium.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2006
It is possible that the English "Kelly" represents a shift in the pronunciation from "kali," the feminine form of the Ancient Greek word "kalos," (m.) meaning "beautiful." This same root is found in the feminine "Kallista," or "Callista," the superlative of the word meaning, "most beautiful," and alternatively "very beautiful," or "exceedingly beautiful."
-- fivestringeringer  10/3/2006
My husband is named Kelly, gets difficult with everyone commenting on that it is a female name, people mistakenly think he "is" a girl or that I am Kelly etc etc.
I like it as a male name though, but cannot stand it for a girl. It gives me such a shallow bimbo impression. The character Kelly on Beverly Hills 90210 was also a typical Kelly type.
-- Anonymous User  11/12/2006
Well my name is Kelly and I find it to be overused a lot on Caucasian/White girls. I'm the only Hispanic person I know with the name Kelly. I don't know anybody with the name Kelly for that matter. It's weird because it's one of those names like Taylor that can be masculine, feminine, AND a surname! It annoys me sometimes! And I get called Kelly Clarkson because my first name happens to be Kelly. I'm named after Kelly Bundee from that old 90's show, "Married... With Children" because my dad was obsessed with her. Either that or my name was gonna be Christina, the girl that plays Kelly Bundee is named Christina Applegate.
I didn't know my name was Irish until I found it on here. When I think of the name Kelly, for some reason, I think of an Irish girl with long brown hair and green eyes, rather than me, Puerto Rican girl with long brown hair and brown eyes.
-- hahaha  11/13/2006
Kelly is a Deal or No Deal gameshow model on the televison channel NBC.
-- Taydbug112  12/15/2006
Cute name but too plain and reminds me of a barbie doll.
-- alexinwonderland  12/27/2006
Kelly's my name and at first I hated it. The plainness, and everything. My closest companions were named Danielle and Michelle and in my youth I was sour that my name wasn't pretty like theirs. I like it now. Even though others have made the comment that Kelly is a name for a beautiful girl I assure you I'm not (and the mirror would be first to agree), and some get the impressison that Kelly is a name for a bimbo and I assure you that I'm not. I'm me and no combination of letters will change that.
-- hiya  1/15/2007
My name is Kelly also and I love it because my mom got it from her own initials - KEL. Similarly I will be naming my first daughter, due in March, Callie from my initials - KAL. Another thing about my name is that a lot of guys, especially in college (bars), would, upon being introduced to me, sing the "Kelly, Kelly, Kelly." song that Woody Harrelson's chacter on Cheers sang to his girlfriend. It got a little old!
-- KAL72  1/19/2007
Kelly Monaco plays Sam on the ABC soap opera "General Hospital." Thank god she wasn't one of the casualties in the Metro Court hostage situation!
-- norah_girl  2/18/2007
I always think of the color Kelly green.
-- breakofday  4/16/2007
There aren't a lot of girls' names I absolutely despise, but Kelly is one of them (no offense to any Kellys out there). I don't know. It just sounds fake, arrogant, shallow. And doesn't Barbie have a friend named Kelly? That might have influenced me, because basically I hear Kelly and think plastic.
As a a surname or a boy's name I actually kind of like it, but I would not name a boy Kelly for fear of him being teased.
-- lisjose  5/2/2007
A famous bearer of this name would be Kelly Rowland, a member of Destiny's Child, though her full name is Kelendria Trene Rowland.
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
My name was going to be Kelly if I were a blonde. I must thank the good Lord from preventing that from happening.

Kelly Clarkson is sweet, Kelly Osbourne is outspoken. As I always say, a name does not define the person. I've met two Kelly's in my life, and one was very popular and friendly. The other had a rather neglected house and was pretty messy.

Sadly enough, my impression of this name isn't all that great. I think of someone who is, for lack of a better word, trashy. Never does a name define a person, so take no offense in what I've said. It's all just what comes to mind.
-- dreadfulxsorry  6/24/2007
I prefer this name for a boy, I guess it's because Kelly is a family name. My Great-Great Grandfather was named Owen Kelly.
-- joanie2007  8/17/2007
I love the name Kelly! Whenever I think of it I think of a young Irish woman, with red hair, blue eyes, light fair skin, and lots of freckles.
-- french88diamond  12/12/2007
I like my name. No one has ever made a funny at it for rhyming with smelly. But I don't think it suits an older person, so it is a name of youth!
-- kellybelly33  12/12/2007
Kelly/Kelley is an old Gaelic name originating from the church having to do, somehow, with the church and/or the monestary. Its original meaning has to do with some "position, job or task" that has to do with church related practice, ritual or business.
-- Anonymous User  2/16/2008
Prefer Kelley.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
Kelly McCarthy is a video game programmer and is included in the new book: In Their Shoes. Written by Deborah Reber.
-- Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
I love the fanciful images some people claim to get of long red-haired Irish girls. Kelly is no different from other common Irish surnames like Murphy or Doyle. Do they give you the same impression? This surname is pleasant only on a boy.
-- Anonymous User  3/14/2008
I named my child Kelly. It is a strong sounding name. I might add a warrior she is!
-- regina  3/31/2008
Also as a surname, Edward "Ned" Kelly is Australia's most famous bushranger and a folk hero to many.
-- Ade  4/21/2008
Van She, an electronic band from Sydney, released a popular single called Kelly in 2005.
-- iheartskiing  5/16/2008
My Dad's name is Kelly, and he's always had a bit of trouble with it. He himself calls it a girl name, and people have even went up to my mom and called her Kelly. Overall, I think most people think of girls when they think of a "Kelly".
-- Mel_13  5/23/2008
In theory, Kelly's not my style. But somehow, I love it!

I think of the ridiculously beautiful and bubbly Kelly Brook, and of the lovely Kelly Clarkson, who I admire. It's a bouncy, energetic name, I think. I picture a well-built brunette who's good at sports and has lots of get-up-and-go.

I like the possible meaning "bright-headed one".

A drawback is the fact that Kelly is a surname and little Kelly might meet a Mr. Kelly!
-- aquamarina  6/8/2008
My name is Kelly and I'm actually not very fond of it. I like it, but I much more prefer it with my middle name, Lynn added on. So I either go by Kelly Lynn or just KLynn. Kelly just seems to plain.

I unfortunately don't really like the name for a girl much either, which I am. I think it would be nice for a boy. And I think it's weird I think that considering it's my own name, but I don't like it for my own gender.
-- LittleRedGirl  7/7/2008
My name is Kelly and I like my name. However, I really hate when people comment on it being "shallow" because of Barbie's friend Kelly or on characters from TV shows. Just because we share the same name does not mean I am stupid or ditzy. Personally, when I think of the name Kelly, I think of someone who is sporty and fun-loving, because most of the other Kellys I know play sports, although I don't want to stereotype! I also like the name because it reminds me of my Irish heritage.
-- Anonymous User  7/22/2008
I don't really care for this name because it's the name of Barbie's "sister" (probably her love child with Ken).
-- bananarama  9/15/2008
Czech-American actor Kelly Dean Ĺ ereda.
-- Emilie007  11/14/2008
Kelly was the name of Joni Mitchell's daughter that she gave up for adoption and the song "Little Green" is about her (KELLY green, get it?) Because that song is so beautiful I love the name, especially the line "Call her green and the winters cannot fade her." Beautiful!
-- FuschiaNicole  3/11/2009
I don't like this name much, it sounds too much like 'jelly' for my liking. However, Kerry is a very pretty alternative.
-- dischord33  4/16/2009
When I hear the name Kelly I think of a wide open field full of pleasant dandelions.
-- Gods.daughter  5/13/2009
Kelly from the "Shoes", etc. videos on YouTube, anyone? Really funny stuff. So the name Kelly will always remind me of a hilarious person. Obsessed with shoes. :D
-- CanadianChibi  5/22/2009
This is a name I really like only paired with Anne (Kelly-Anne). Kelly is a younger name as Anne is older, so it makes an "in-between" effect. Alone, bah, it isn't really my favorite name.
-- Melissaaa  5/26/2009
This is my best friend's name. I think it sounds really feminine and pretty!
-- kool_babe14  5/29/2009
Kelly is my name, I've always hated for many reasons.
1) it's boring
2) it's common, my mom's name is Myra and she always complained that she'd "never find her name on a coffee mug" so she gave all of her kids common names
3) (and most important) all my life people asked "how do you spell your name" (my mom is against alternate spellings so kept the "y") or the spell my name wrong off the bat. Kellie, Kelley, it's annoying.
-- kelly1994_2013  6/16/2009
I think Kelly is a really cute name for a girl, although I wouldn't name my daughter this because I don't LOVE it that much. But you have to admit it is cute ONLY for a girl!
-- becca_marciano  6/16/2009
This is my mommy's name :-) I've always thought that Kelly is a sweet, youthful name.
-- giggledust7  7/4/2009
Singer Kelly Sweet.
-- MtotheK  2/10/2010
The name Kelly annoys me for some reason. But I don't know why. It's not pretty and it is kind of plain. I prefer it as a surname.
-- starz26  4/8/2010
Personally, I see and favor the name 'Kelly' for a masculine presence, not feminine. Popular culture, however, has deemed men to be unfortunate bearers of said name. I, on the other hand, greatly disagree. Men, be proud of your name! By the way, women tend to like it, if that helps any.

For female, I am not very fond of the name, to be frank. Perhaps a nickname, if you must. I much prefer these full-names, feminine, with Kelly as a diminutive (more to be found if you look):
- Kelebek
- Kelila

For those prospect/expecting parents whom wish to dub Kelly upon a son, but only as far as a nickname, these are my suggestions and individual favorites (though, there are of course more possibilities):
- Kelan
- Kelvin
- Caelach
- Killian/Cillian

^The above names (male & female) are all able to be found on this website, Behind The Name, for further information.
-- Francesca  6/12/2010
Kelly Donovan Shultz (commonly known as Kelly Donovan) was the stunt double for his twin brother Nicholas Brendon Shultz (known as Nicholas Brendon)'s role as Xander Harris in the TV hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
-- Anonymous User  9/3/2010
Kelly means "brave warrior", "strife"and "bright-headed".
-- elettrosmogpunk  11/5/2010
Kelly is my middle name, and I hate it. It's boring, and extremely girly and cutesy, if you ask me. I also feel that it only fits a young girl-it didn't fit me anymore past the age of nine or ten. I've been teased because it's the name of Barbie's little sister, and having met some unpleasant people who share the name, my impression of the name has been ruined. Even if it's only a middle name, it still makes me cringe.
-- Nina.Matau  11/17/2010
I prefer this name for a boy - it's pretty worn-out as a girl's name.
-- keepitreal  1/27/2011
This is my name and I sort of hate it, no offense to those who like it. I think it sounds way too girly and, for lack of better word, Galinda-fied. I also think it's boring. Kelly sounds like a the type of girl that likes gossiping and doing hair and not caring about school. Just my impression.
-- Anonymous User  3/15/2011
Clinton Kelly-- an American fashion consultant and media personality best known for his role as co-host, with Stacy London, on TLC's "What Not to Wear."
-- Francesca  5/2/2011
Better for a boy.
-- FlakyMatt  5/20/2011
Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald, who starred in Trainspotting and No Country For Old Men.
-- reetpetite  3/15/2012
Kelly Gaines-Boyd was the beautiful and wealthy girlfriend (and later wife) of Woody on the American TV series "Cheers".
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2012
The name is only good if you spell it correctly. You know, with a y.
Think about it:
Kelli - skank
Kellie - bimbo
Kelley - come on, that's just weird
Kelly - awesome!

It's odd to see this name on a boy. Like naming a boy Taylor, it's just not common anymore and the boy will forever grow up hearing about how he has a girl name.

The name is very feminine. I have this name myself and I am very girly so it fits, I guess?

My parents always told me that they gave me "a good strong Irish name" and it is! I am very proud of my Irish heritage and the link my name has to it.

If you feel this name will fit your daughter, go ahead and name her. Just do her, and me, a favor and spell it right please?!
-- kelly1994_2013  3/22/2012
I know a bunch of people named Kelly:
Kelly Clarkson, singer/American Idol winner
Kelly Johnson, baseball player (2nd Baseman)
Kelly Gruber, former infielder and World Series champion for the Toronto Blue Jays
Kelly Ripa, talk show host.
-- Anonymous User  11/8/2012
My impression of Kelly is different... I think of a California, beach surfer girl type, someone who is adventurous.
-- blueeyesparkle  4/8/2013
Where I live, Kelly is only used for girls. It's a bit... well, tacky, I guess.
Apart from that, I like Kelly for a boy, but it's just not usable here.
-- Winter  5/30/2013
On the 90's show Beverly Hills 90210 there was a character called Kelly Taylor playes by Jennie Garth. Kelly was incredibly self rightious and annoying, possibly the most annoying of all the stupid characters on that show.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2013
Muse's bassist/backing vocalist Chris Wolstenholme's wife is called Kelly.
-- Anonymous User  7/17/2013
The name Kelly was given to 104 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013
I named one of my twin sons Kelly, born in 2012 :) Bringing it back for the boys!
-- Mama2two  8/11/2013
Robert Kelly Slater, known as Kelly Slater, is an American professional surfer.
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2014
Well I like my name, which is Kelly, but when I found out that it's an Irish girls name, I read more about it. It's a beautiful girl name and I'm not and it's a lucky name, but I don't feel lucky. So I guess names don't actually mean...
But I still like it because I don't find that many Kelly's in this world. I've only met 1 person with my name. (:
-- kelly_04  7/10/2014

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