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Gender Masculine
Usage Irish
Pronounced Pron. KEHL-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)
Surname DescendantsKelley, Kelly, Ó Ceallaigh(Irish)

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