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Very babyish like most lee/ley/leigh ending names.
Luvbug86  3/25/2019
Hello, I’m also a Keely, any other way of spelling my lovely name just looks like a completely different name to me... whenever someone spells it incorrectly I’m quick to correct them with the explanation “2 e’s not 3”.
I’m now in my mid 40’s and my name was very unheard of growing up in the 70’s. My mum knitted me a bright red jumper with my name in black capital letters right across the front, I think that might have been a 70’s thing?! I was almost called Polly, another brilliant name.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2019
My name was going to be Keely, Kyleigh, or Kaylie. My parents went with Kyleigh Grace.
kyleigh  2/20/2019
My granddaughter's name is Keli... pronounced Keely. For a while all her doctors, teachers etc. called her Kelly which I knew they would... lol. Never even heard that name before she was born but love it.
Lorieb  11/20/2018
In 2018, 13 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Keely who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 979th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2018
Sounds very silly.
kayisforkeen  10/15/2018
Keely Smith was a well known American jazz and popular music singer of the 1950's and 1960's.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2018
Pronounced kee-LEE.
Keely-bug  11/10/2017
My name is Keely only spelled Keleigh. My Aunt wanted my mom to spell it like Vivian "Leigh" for uniqueness (as if the name itself wasn't unique). My middle name is Shay. Yes, there's a Keely Shae Smith actress but I am about 10 years older therefore I had it first. :) My mom heard the name after the jazz singer paired with a performing artist "Shay" in Rocky Mountain News entertainment section. I love my name, never had another in all my school years. I knew of one other in a town 30 miles away and she was named after me but spelled different. Since then I have had two more babies named after me. Downfall was it would often be mispronounced Keylay or Kelly Ka-lie (don't ask phonetically, some make zero sense). But I often get compliments.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2017
My name is Keyley. Same pronunciation, but my mom wanted it to be "different" (as if Keely weren't already a strange name). I hated my name as a kid because everyone misspelled it or pronounced it wrong and I could never find anything with my name on it in a store. But, I love my name now. I think it sounds like something a fairy tale character would be named (Kili from The Hobbit). I was named Keyley Shaye after Keely Shaye Smith the host of Unsolved Mysteries and Keely Smith the Jazz singer. And to those saying a professional adult named Keely is silly or tacky, I'm a paramedic and firefighter named Keyley and I'm in medical school. My name hasn't stopped me from being a professional and accomplishing a lot, and I'm only 21. I have come across 5 other Keely's. 4 of them girls and 1 boy.
KeyShaye  12/15/2016
My name's Keely, as a kid I hated it. I thought it was the worst name ever but over the years I've started to like it more, not many people are called Keely, that's what I like best because I don't have such a basic name... but people always spell it wrong (Keeley) Or pronounce it wrong- they call me Kelly or Kylie.
Keelyfountain  11/16/2016
My name is Keely but it's spelled wrong a lot even by one of my grandpa's! They misspell it Keeley and Keeli but it's okay. I've only met one other person with this name but it just means I'm unique.
Keely_an_irish_lad  8/19/2016
The name Keely was given to 98 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Keely is a pretty name and means beautiful one. Its origin is Gaelic. I can see someone with beautiful long hair, sweet smile, maybe riding a horse.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2016
I was born with the surname Keeley, but many of my friends would call me this as a nickname as they preferred it over my first name, Susan. When I married and had children I named my firstborn (daughter) Keeley (my surname) Harrington (her maternal grandmother's surname). I love the name and all others I met would comment positively on it. Most importantly, my daughter loves her name. She is now a 40 year old professional and wears her name proudly.
Caddlagh  2/7/2016
I've never met anyone with this name before, which is also mine. Many people compliment me on it and always ask if it's an Irish name and it is. I like my name and I am proud to have it. People say it fits me. It's a unique and cute name.
Keelysaurs  12/20/2015
My favourite jazz singer is Keely Smith (not her birth name). She was a great deadpan opposite Louis Prima's antics, but she was also clearly playful. I certainly don't think of dogs when I hear her, haha! As always, the tackiness of a name depends on the attitude of its bearer. A Keely in a bedazzled hot pink tracksuit is a bit different.
― Anonymous User  10/30/2015
This name sounds tacky. It is difficult to pronounce in English and would be better suited for a pet. I prefer Kaylee over Keely.
elizamntgmry  6/19/2015
My name is Keely, I love my name and I am regularly complimented on my name. As for the above comments, I think it suits adults as well as children and it is not at all tacky or too girly. I am 25 years old and I have a professional career and a degree so I could imagine a professional person with the name Keely. I live in England and haven't come across many other Keely's especially with the same spelling as mine which I personally like as it's nice to have a unique name.
Keely_1234  6/4/2015
Well I've never in my life... Met another Keely (my name) I wish I have but I will some day! Just wish me luck!♥✴✳✴♠♣.
kiwi_dancer12  4/18/2015
I knew a boy with this name. Always assumed it was male...
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/9/2014
So yea, it's comments like the ones above that made me cringe when hearing someone try to pronounce my name for the first time as a kid. Imagine how that is for a child, hearing people trip over it then the other kids laugh? Yea, that was awesome. But luckily I grew up to not be an inconsiderate asshole and have since learned that my name is better than any Ashley, Brittany or Kimberly, and it fits me.
Its_Keeley_bitch  7/5/2014
I'll admit that it's cute, but not for a person. It's better than Kaylee, at least. But that isn't saying much.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2013
The name Keely was given to 168 baby girls in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
My friend's name is pronounced as 'Keely' but she spells it 'kiely' which personally, I prefer. It is a very unigue way of spelling it.
Katie Horan  4/11/2013
What a ridiculous name. I knew a dog named Keely once, which is acceptable. But for a person?! This trend of giving people dog names has gone too far.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2013
Too common. Reminds me of "Kill-y".
SEC908  12/28/2012
It's a pretty name, but my favorite spelling of it is K-E-E-L-I.
Kinola  3/21/2012
I think it sounds fun and feminine, I always preferred it over Kiley or Caley, but all the spellings look so tacky, maybe it's better suited as a nickname.
Vesey  11/14/2011
I know it's only 2 syllables long, but it's really hard to pronounce for me. I don't really care for it.
Chrila96  11/19/2010
Alyson Michalka plays Keely Teslow on the Disney series Phil of the Future.
kool_babe14  5/8/2009
I have difficulty taking this name seriously. To be honest, I think "Keely" sounds ditzy and far too feminine. It might be a cute name for a toddler, but the name falls to shambles in adulthood. Could you imagine any professional adult named Keely? I know I can't.
noiseless  8/30/2008
Kiely Williams (most famously known for "Aqua" on the Disney Channel's "The Cheetah Girls") spells her name with an I instead of the first E. She is also from the girl-group 3LW which had the hit "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)" back in 2002.
PureSunshynne  8/1/2008
This name, along with its various spellings, sounds really girly and tacky to me. I don't think it sounds good on anyone past the age of 16.
slight night shiver  4/25/2008
Keely Teslow is a character on Disney channel's Phil of the Future. She is Phil's best friend and an aspiring news reporter. She is also the only person who knows Phil and his family are from the future.
skywalker  8/19/2007
This is my name and I love it, though it often is mispronounced as 'Kelly' which can be annoying. There is also a host of the TV show Unsolved Mysteries named Keely Shea Smith.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2007
I just love the name Keely, I don't hear it that often, it is so pretty. I thought twin girls named Keely and Keltie would be nice.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2006
This is a pretty name and I prefer this spelling over the spelling Keeley.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Keely is a cute name, I like it a lot, but I can´t really decide if I prefer Keely or Keeley. I think Keely, though.
Destry  3/4/2006
The name Keely means Beautiful and Graceful. It is a modern coinage based on the Irish names 'Caoilfhionn' and 'Cadhla'. My name is Keely and I have NEVER heard it associated with the name Kayley, which is derived from the word 'Ó Caollaidhe'.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2006

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