Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. KEHL-akh
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Meaning & History

From Old Irish Cellach, of uncertain origin, traditionally said to mean "bright-headed". Alternatively it could be derived from Old Irish cellach "war, strife" or cell "church". This name was borne by several early Irish kings and by a 12th-century saint, an Archbishop of Armagh.

Related Names

VariantsKelly, Ceallagh
Other Languages & CulturesKelly(English) Cellach, Cellachán(Old Irish)
Surname DescendantsKelley, Kelly, Ó Ceallaigh(Irish)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022