Keely Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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Other possible spellings: Keilley, Keeleigh
- Personal experiences with the name Keely
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
keels, kiki (courtesy her best friend)
Keelster, Keelizzle, Keefreezie, Kiwi
- Meanings and history of the name Keely
Can also mean a warrior so beautiful warrior
- Famous real-life people named Keely
Keely Smith, (born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely), American Jazz and Popular music singer from 1950s and 1960s.
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