Keeley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Keeley
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).
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Keeley? What are her siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Keeley
Contribute your knowledge to the name Keeley
- 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.
- Personal experiences with the name Keeley: | Edit
- Share what you know!
- 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..."