Kelley name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kelley mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kelley

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Rhode Island, U.S. agree the name Kelley means "Warrior Woman" and is of Scottish origin.
  2. 2 submissions from Virginia, U.S. agree the name Kelley means "Warrior" and is of Celtic origin.
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International Interest
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  1. A surname​, a less common spelling of Kelly.
  2. A unisex given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A city in Story County, Iowa, United States.

Notable Persons Named Kelley

Notable Persons Named Kelley

Kelley Jakle

Kelley Jakle is an actor, singer-songwriter, and actress. She has been prominent since 2003. Kelley was given the name Kelley Alice Jakle on June 27th, 1989 in Carmichael, California.

Kelley Deal

Kelley Deal is an alternative rock musician and singer-songwriter. She plays Bass guitar, Guitar, Violin, and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Kelley was born Kelley Deal on June 10th, 1961.

Kelley O'Hara

Kelley O'Hara is a soccer player for the Sky Blue FC, Starr's Mill High School, Pali Blues, FC Gold Pride, Boston Breakers, United States women's national under-17 soccer team, and United States women's national under-20 soccer team. Kelley was born on August 4th, 1988 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.

Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong is a fantasy, horror fiction, crime fiction, and romance novel writer. Her ongoing career started in 1999. Kelley was given the name Kelley L. Armstrong on December 14th, 1968 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

Kelley Paul

Kelley was born on September 3rd, 1963 in Russellville, Kentucky.

Kelley Earnhardt Miller

Kelley Earnhardt Miller is a race team co-owner and manager. She holds the title Vice President. Kelley was given the name Kelley King Earnhardt by her parent Dale Earnhardt on August 28th, 1972 in Kannapolis, North Carolina, U.S. Kelley is also known as Earnhardt-Elledge, Kelley (former), Earnhardt, and Kelley (Birth).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelley

Nathalie Kelley

Nathalie Kelley is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Nathalie was born on October 5th, 1985 in Lima.

DeForest Kelley

DeForest Kelley was an actor. His career lasted from 1947 to 1998. DeForest was given the name Jackson DeForest Kelley on January 20th, 1920 in Toccoa, Georgia, U.S. He left this life on June 11th, 1999.

David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley is a television producer, writer, and attorney. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. David was born on April 4th, 1956 in Waterville, Maine, U.S.

Josh Kelley

Josh Kelley is a pop rock, blues rock, and country music singer-songwriter and musician. He plays Lead vocalist, Guitar, and Keyboard instrument. He was most active from 2001 to 2001. Josh was given the name Joshua Bishop Kelley on January 30th, 1980.

Jill Kelley

Jill Kelley is an advocate and socialite. Jill was given the name Gilberte Khawam on June 3rd, 1975 in Beirut.

Elijah Kelley

Elijah Kelley is an actor, singer, and dancer. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Elijah was born on August 1st, 1986 in LaGrange, Georgia.

  • Charles Kelley
  • Malcolm David Kelley
  • Brian Kelley
  • Florence Kelley
    American Social Reformer
  • Shannon Kelley
  • Clarence M. Kelley
    Office Holder
  • Kitty Kelley
  • Robin Kelley
  • Abby Kelley
    American Abolitionist
  • Paul X. Kelley
    Cassidy & Associates
  • Barry Kelley
  • Shawn Kelley
    Baseball Player
  • Thomas Gunning Kelley
  • Joe Kelley
    Baseball Player

Common last names for Kelley

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Hughes
  • Martin
  • Phillips

Common first names for Kelley

  • John
  • James
  • William
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Thomas
  • Margaret
  • Joseph
  • Helen
  • Edward
  • Dorothy
  • Richard
  • Ruth
  • Elizabeth
  • Paul
  • Frank
  • Walter
  • Donald

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kelley U.S.
  White 83.78% 64.26%
  African American 10.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.66% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kelley

People with the last name Kelley are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Kelley

  • What name lists does Kelley rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kelley? Kelley is the 995th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kelley was the 198th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kelley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52,191 babies born with the first name Kelley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kelley to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kelley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kelley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kelley is Thursday, March 7th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Kelley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kelley was in 1968 with a total of 1,916 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kelley!
  • Random Kelley Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kelley ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 13 babies in New Hampshire have the same name in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Kelley: The name spelled backwards is Yellek. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eykell. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kelley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 140,693 people with the last name Kelley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kelley? Kelley was ranked as the 198th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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