Keeley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Keeley | Girls
Origin of the name Keely:
Modern coinage that might be a transferred use of the Irish surname Keeley, which is a variant of Kayley, an Anglicized form of MacCaollaidhe and O'Caollaidhe. These names are derived from the Gaelic caol (slender).
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- Comments and insights on the name Keeley: | Edit
my name is keeley. i used to hate my name but my dad would always remind me "you'll grow into it". i did grow up to love it, because it is so unique and it really does fit me. the only problems i have ever run into are people misspelling it, which can be annoying. it's a great name and i would recommend it to anyone.
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- Nicknames for Keeley: | Edit
Key, Keys, Keels, Kiwi
- Meanings and history of the name Keeley: | Edit
according to one source i found, it comes from the gaelic name, cadhla. some people say it means slender, but the more common meaning is "beautiful; handsome."
- Famous real-life people named Keeley: | Edit
Keeley Hawes (born Claire Hawes), actress
Keeley Hazell, model
Kiely Williams, American actress and singer
Keely Smith (born Dorothy Jaqueline Keely), singer from 1950s and 1960s
- Keeley in song, story & screen: | Edit
He Said He Loved Me By Reverend And The Makers- "...He said to Keeley he thinks I'm special... Got off with Keeley, she thinks she's special..."
Global Popularity of the Name Keeley
- #231 in Scotland