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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Kelley
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Kelley in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Kelley:
Records indicate that 44,118 girls in the United States have been named Kelley since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1968, when 1,916 people in the U.S. were given the name Kelley. Those people are now 48 years old.
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Comments about the name Kelley
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6 Positive Comments
"My name is Kelley and I never liked it growing up. As an adult I love it...." Feb. 14, 2011:
"I love my name and until now, never heard of anyone else having the same spelling with the EY. I love my name" Mar. 4, 2009:
"My name is kellEy. I like it because it makes me different, unique. Mostly everyone spells it wrong, unless they are family or close friends. Sometimes, I like to correct people and say, I spell my name the RIGHt way, it's fun to see their reactions!" Mar. 19, 2007:
"This is my name and I have grown to like it. I used to hate it and wanted is spelled "normal" but its nice being different." Jan. 4, 2007:
"I LOVE the name Kelley because it's my name! I have only met one other person who spells it Kelley. Lot's of people spell it wrong but I've gotten used to it. There are only two Kelley/Kelly's at my school." Dec. 7, 2006:
"Having the name Kelley is good because its a common name with a hint of originality to it. The spelling is with an "ey" not just a "y" or an "ie" so most people spell it wrong, but i like it because its different." Jul. 8, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"My middle name is Kelley and I am a dude, but my favorite Kelley in the whole world is my Niece. She is a great kid, and we all think she is as special and unique as the spelling of her name. Love ya Kelley!" Apr. 21, 2010:
6 Neutral Comments
"haha i love my name. it is so original with the spelling. i love the ey and i was once iming someone and they were being annoying and they were spelling it kelly on pupose and i was like its EY!!! i like being called kell and sometimes lee and kell-E-Y. hahah. people ALWAYSSS mess it up. even at my best friend's bat mitzvah my name card was spelt wrong but she said that was the people's fault but my last name that even she has difficulty spelling was spelt right. w/e ahha" Oct. 29, 2008:
"I love the name Kelley..Its always been love by me.. always had it misspelled growing up but the uniqueness of it stands out..Its a family name .. My family is from ireland so it was actually my great grandmas last name. It makes me wanna give me kids unique names like jaiden and gabriel and my daughters name is Heaveni love my kids and so far everyone has loved their names i have 3 so individuality is a big plus..Go Kelley!!" Sep. 13, 2008:
"Kelley is a family name for me, and yes, most folks do spell it "wrong". I am not the only Kelley in my family either... I am named after my father, who was named after his father, who was named after someone dear to his family. Then along comes my brother and, being so original, what do you think my folks named him??? Kelley! Talk about messing with the minds of physicians and educators :o)" May. 7, 2008:
"People usually spell it wrong and ive never met someone who spells it the same as me" Feb. 25, 2008:
"Yes, it's always spelled wrong. & when i was little i always wanted personalized stuff & it never had my name on it. always kelly or kellie. but now i like it a lot. i think it's cute & i always get compliments on it." Jun. 26, 2006:
""Kelley" spelt with "ey" is actually pronounced Cal-ay according to my Irish grandfather" Dec. 4, 2005:
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