Kelley

Kelley - A very unique female name



  Jun 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kelley appeared on the charts for the first time in 1950 on position #1585. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kelley and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kelley? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kelley. The baby girl name Kelley was given to 7 baby girls in 2012, ranking #4411 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 201,893 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kelley peaked in popularity 51 years ago in 1968 on position 168.



Famous with this name

Nathalie Kelley
DeForest Kelley
Brett Kelley


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Kelley is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kelley is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #2,677 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,677.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kelley is where you live.


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Kelley origin and meaning

Kelley is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Kelley, pop culture references for the name Kelley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kelley

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kelley, sorted by popularity.

Kelly / Kayla / Kaylee / Kylie / Kelli / Kellie / Kylee / Kyla / Kailey / Khloe /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20124411
20103344
20093278
20083233
20072599
20062658
20052733
20041709
20031556
20021216
20011314
20001056
1999945
1998754
1997711
1996645
1995549
1994494
1993435
1992362
1991371
1990307
1989278
1988235
1987224
1986257
1985311
1984306
1983264
1982251
1981266
1980236
1979215
1978190
1977184
1976220
1975211
1974208
1973212
1972227
1971232
1970212
1969190
1968168
1967202
1966206
1965221
1964221
1963223
1962241
1961248
1960288
1959327
1958359
1957582
1956850
19551111
19541159
19531366
19521410
19511644
19501585

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas2677

Even more about Kelley


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kelley a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kelley?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1968
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kelley
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 201,893
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1950
2012 births +7

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