Keely: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Keely

Keely

Pronunciation: KEE-lee (key)

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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Keeley, Keelin

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Other possible spellings: Keilley, Keeleigh

Personal experiences with the name Keely: | Edit

We named our daughter Keely for several reasons. We wanted an uncommon name, and Irish name and a name with a meaning that was, well, meaningful. When we heard Keely, we liked it. When we saw that it means "beautiful," we HAD to name her that. I can't imagine her name being anything else now!

Nicknames for Keely: | Edit

keels, keely monster, kiki (courtesy her best friend)
Keelster, Keelizzle, Keefreezie

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Keely Smith, (born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely), American Jazz and Popular music singer from 1950s and 1960s.

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