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Origin & Meaning

The name Keeley is of English and Irish origin.

The meaning of Keeley is "slender".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1500  in baby name popularity for girls with 147 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Keeley Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Keeley has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Keeley to other names.


The name Kayley is of recent origin and uncertain derivation. It is possibly a form of the Hebrew name Kayla. It may have also been derived from the Irish Gaelic name O Caollaidhe meaning "descendant of Gaolladhe", a personal name drawn from the element caol, meaning slender.


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Keeley is a variant spelling of Kayley.

Variants of the name Keeley include Keely.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.