Name Kelly - Meaning and origin

Name Kelly - Meaning and origin

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Origin of first name:

Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Courts

Meaning of the name:

Celtic ceallaigh, "warrior".

Originally from Ireland, it was originally an all-male name that only became feminised in the 1930s. It was a huge success in the 1990s thanks to multiple American dramas featuring Kelly.


American actresses Kelly Carlson and Kelly Monaco, American singers Kelly Clarkson and Kelly Rowland, Canadian alpine skier Kelly Vanderbeek and British athlete Kelly Holmes.

His character :

Kelly is expressive and sociable. She does not mince words when she has something to say. She is known for her openness and optimism. On the other hand, she is good at motivating and pushing others to move forward. She naturally takes the role of leader. Particularly active, Kelly feels the need to move to feel good. It can undertake several projects at once without losing control.

Generous, Kelly has a sense of sharing and gives without expecting anything in return. She perfectly embodies the independent, autonomous and resourceful woman who does not need anyone to live happily. A bit of a rebel, Kelly does not do things like everyone else. Wanting to find her own way, she does not just follow the route already traced by others.


Kay, Kaylee, Keily and Kylie.

His party :

The Kelly are celebrated on May 1st.

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