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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Keeley
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Keeley in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Keeley:
Records indicate that 869 girls in the United States have been named Keeley since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2002, when 223 people in the U.S. were given the name Keeley. Those people are now 14 years old.
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Comments about the name Keeley
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107 Positive Comments
"My name is Keeley but I get a lot of Kelly's and Kailey's. I know people named Billie, Milly etc. and they are pronounced very similarly to my name so I ask people to pronounce my name Key-Lee rather than Kear-ley. I think it is a beautiful name. I never used to like it when I was little because nobody else had my name. Now I know that it's unique and I like that." Oct. 31, 2016:
"My name is Keeley Erin. I think it's a lovely name - even if no one can spell or pronounce it correctly! I've come to love all of the quirky nicknames I get from people. Keels, kitty, Kee-kee, kee-bean, kiwi...all wonderful. Haha" Mar. 6, 2016:
"My Daughter was born in 2011 and her name is Keeley Rae. We pronounce it like Keel-E. WE have never come across anyone in preson with the same name." Feb. 29, 2016:
"This is my name and I love it! It took me until I was 25 to meet someone else with my name. I have only met 3 people with my name and I am 46! I never have to give a last name - I feel kind of blessed like Sting or Cher. I pronounce it Keel-ey. I get so many comments on my name being beautiful" Jan. 18, 2016:
"My name is Keeley Marie and people ALWAYS spell and pronounce my name wrong. My friends call me wheely or kiwi." Jul. 16, 2015:
"I love the name! I have chosen kealey as my first daughters name! I want the spelling to be different and unique!😊" Mar. 21, 2015:
"My name is Keeley and my mum and dad were going to call me Annie but I like Keeley better" Nov. 23, 2014:
"My boyfriend and my sister are both Keeley's splet the same and everything!:)" Jun. 23, 2014:
"I love Keeley my daughter and her name,it means beautiful girl,and she is,her nicknames have been key,kee kee,kiwi,kee kee dee,keels,and she finds them all funny not embarrassing." Dec. 5, 2012:
"My name is keeley and I wouldn't change it one thing I hate is being called keel as in (kill) but every one calls me key when someone ask my name they always forget it and call me kylie or kayleigh which is annoying so I say to them remember door key lol" Oct. 6, 2012:
"My name is Keeley and i do like the name but i want to spell it Keelie or Keelea:). My nicknames off my friends and family are; kiwi (by all my friends),Keeks,Keels,Keelz,Kiki,KeeleyWeeley and Keeley weeley bin by one of my old primary school teachers. My mum+dad decided my name in 1999 when i was born and liked the name alot. :)" Oct. 2, 2012:
"My name is Keeley Charlene LeMaster, and I love my name! Without it, I wouldn't have my wonderful nickname of "MasterKeys." It's cool to see others that go by the exact same nicknames as me, however, not surprising.
What's the most popular nickname you've had that involves a Keeley, and isn't something like "Old Red."
Mine's Keys. I've even got a tattoo of a key on my hip." May. 8, 2012:
"HELP!? I absolutely love the name Keeley. My wife and I are having a baby girl in very soon and want to name her Keeley. We like to pronounce it Keel-ey not KEE-ley. Is that ok? How would you spell it to pronounce it keel-ey. We basically like the Keel sound over the KEE sound. Help!?" Mar. 12, 2012:
"My sisters name is Jillian Keely... But we call her Keels!! LOVE the name! :)" Oct. 31, 2011:
"My name is Keeley! (: People almost ALWAYS pronouce or spell it wrong. The way you say my name is: KEE-lee. I have met other people with my name, but no one with the same spelling. I love the name Keeley, it's very unique(:" Oct. 10, 2011:
"Keeley, is my name too, but i have the extremely old version of spelling of it. so it's WAYY different and breaks the rule of grammar "i before e except after c unless it makes an a sound" lmao i love it" Sep. 28, 2011:
"My one and only baby girl was born in September 2010. We named her Keeley Natalia. I just love the name Keeley, it fits her so well, she is a beautiful little girl that gives you the most glorious smile every morning. We call her Kee, KeeKee, and Keebler. I wanted something unique, but pretty for my angel, Keeley is for my Irish heritage and Natalia for my husband's Italian side. I hope that she loves her name as much as we do! Nothing beats the love and joy of the Kee Kee smile each morning." Jul. 22, 2011:
"I am 6 months pregnant with my little girl and I want to name her Keeley but I wana spell it Kieley. Does that look like Kiley?" Jul. 14, 2011:
"I named my daugher Keehli Ezmera and I think its a great name:) The h gives it the hawaiian twist..her name makes me think "gypsy"" May. 16, 2011:
"I am naming my girl keeley lu i love that name and i have not heard it with anyone i know !!" Apr. 23, 2011:
"My name is Keeley Jane :) Jane for my mum and i get called Kiwi a lot by family and friends. Also Keels, Key, Kez, Kezla and Keel. I do really like my name and have also met at least two people with it too. Someone who even has the same first and surname spelt the exact same. Quite Freakyy. Thumbs up for Keeleys though :)" Apr. 17, 2011:
"my name is keeley and i was the only one at my school called keeley but then i moved and there was another girl called keighley" Apr. 2, 2011:
"my daughter is named keeley jean, jean after my grandmother. her nick names are kee, and keekee. her brother calls her kiwi." Mar. 26, 2011:
"I love the name me and my husband are planning for our daughter Keily-Mae dont know if thats a proper spelling but i like it, what other unique ways to spell Keeley?" Feb. 14, 2011:
"my name is keeley Rae, i diddnt know that so many people had the same or similar name as me. My mum got my name out of a Irish Gaelic book when i was born in 1995" Nov. 9, 2010:
"I am Keeley. And I dislike my name :( people call me keelz and kiwi. I mean I don't hate it. It just gets annoying. BUT i love how unique it is :)" Oct. 25, 2010:
"i have loved this name for as long as i can remember and called it my daughter (keeley eva ) eva after my great grandma . she was born in 2007. she is very cheeky and bosy but wouldnt have her anyother way" Oct. 18, 2010:
"My name is Keylee. Most people see it and call me Kaylee or Kelly. I haven't met anyone with the same name, but I do know of some famous people with the name. When I was younger I did want my name to be Kelly, but as I've gotten older I have learned to love it. I most often am called Kiwi, but I have family members that call me Keebler." Oct. 14, 2010:
"My baby girl (14 months) is named Keeley. Her Dad chose her name after reading in a Irish Gaelic names book that it is derived from 'Cadhla' - meaning 'so beautiful that only poets can describe her'. Also, it was an easy name for our (then) 2yr old to pronounce! She is a beautiful, affectionate and funny little girl." Oct. 1, 2010:
"My beautiful baby girl is called keeley sarah :) shes 2 and her name is perfect! i love it! it suits her to a tee!!!" Sep. 30, 2010:
"this is my name and i spell it keely my mom named me this because it was a unusal name when i was born in 1998 so im glad and happy because noone i know has this name yaya! and a lot of people call me keke,keely,kiwi,or key im so glad i was named keely!" Sep. 30, 2010:
"I named my daughter Keelie Nycole. We LOVE this name. She was named after a family friend and her cousin, Keelie Natasha and Baleigh Nycole. We call her Kee, Ki-Ki, Keel, and Keels." Sep. 11, 2010:
"hello i love this name as its my name lol, but mines spelt differently! KIELLY, i love my name and especially the spelling as i dont know anyone else called kielly spelt the same way xxxx" Sep. 3, 2010:
"my baby sisters name is keely and it suits her so much as she is so beautiful and fun. the nicknames she gets are keels, keela, keely weely,or kiwi and people often call her kaylee i didnt think there was many other people with this name so wow
awesome name guys" Aug. 23, 2010:
"My Guinea pigs name is Keely Ann, and some of her nicknames are Kiwi, Keel, Keels and Key. She is ADORABLE!" Aug. 18, 2010:
"How could I not give a thumbs up to my name? I'm Keeley Joelle, and really its not that bad. My nicknames are Keeley Weeley, Keys<3, KJ, Keels, Kiwi, or Kerrreey.
You can never decide on what it means though can you LOL theres way too many baby names sites that say different." Aug. 11, 2010:
"My name is Keeley Ann! I absolutly adore my name! My family is part Irish/Scotish so it was awesome to find out that my name is Irish meaning beautiful. My nicknames are KeeKee, Keels, and sometimes even Kiwi! I have always thought my name was beautiful and unique and I have never met someone with my name, which makes me even more happier. The down side is I can NEVER find my name on ANYTHING! But there is a new line of Crocs called the Keeley shoe. All in all its a fabulous name for a girl! ?? Go Keeley's" Jul. 28, 2010:
"this has been my favorite girls name since I was 16 and still is, my husband and I are planning on naming our baby girl Keeley when we finally have one! :D" Jul. 12, 2010:
"I named my daughter Keeley Gabrielle. I thought it was totally unique until she started preschool and her best friend ended up having the same name (different spelling: Kelia. Then in 3rd grad there was another Keeley in her class as well." Jul. 6, 2010:
"My daughters name is Keely and quite unusual when i named her in 1976, she also was named after the singer Keeley Smith I loved it and still do." Jul. 4, 2010:
"I'm only a teenager but when I grow up if I have a daughter her name will be Keailey Naomi Maabel- yes maabel has two 'a's . I just love that name SO much!!" Jun. 28, 2010:
"My daughter is named Keeley Shea Patricia. She loves her name!
People call her kiwi and keels." Jun. 26, 2010:
"hey im keeley too my name is keeley caroline the caroline is after my nana and keeley is after my irish family i love my name because i think its unusual i get cauld kiwi key keels keeley weeley and keys lol xxx" Jun. 23, 2010:
"My daughter is 12 weeks old today. I named her Keeley Shae - I love her name because her first and middle name are both irish.. After I named her I found out Peirce Brosnan's wife's name is Keeley Shaye.. I think it's great that this name isn't the most common name.. Make's it more unique and pretty. She's already being called 'key key' and 'keels'." May. 24, 2010:
"My daughter's name is Keely Elizabeth. I love her name, it fits her so well." May. 20, 2010:
"I am having a girl in November and have decided to name her Keeley Francis. I think it is a beautiful name. (Francis was my grandfathers name, but he meant a lot to me so I am using it for my girl in case I never have boy)." May. 14, 2010:
"I have a daughter due in august and i am set on the name Keely. Either Keely Elizabeth or Keely Naomi or an unknown middle name that i havent thought of yet. Her mother wants Willow which i like but i have won so far. Beautiful name." Apr. 21, 2010:
"my daughters name is keelie.she was born in jan 2007. people always pronounce it kaylie... it drives me crazy but i love my daughters name its such a beautiful name. she is called keykey or key for short" Apr. 13, 2010:
"Hey my name is Keeley!!! I am called Kiwi, Keels, and Keebs! XD! LOVE MY NAME TOO! BORN 1998" Mar. 21, 2010:
"Hey my name is Keeley! I was born in 1996 and I LOVE my name!!! I get called Kiki, Kiwi, Keels, and Keeler!" Mar. 5, 2010:
"my names is amy Im currently pregnant and my husband and i fell in love with the name keely. Its so pretty, i wanted her to have a unique name. when i was in school so many people had my name and i hated it. So i allways said that i would have a unique name for my kids. were going to name her keely Lyric." Dec. 16, 2009:
"My names Keeley and I used to be called Kiwi too :D I like my name, being the only person in my school with it is kinda cool + there's no confusion in the register over who the teacher means :D
I've had it spelt all kinds of ways; kiely, kieley, keely, kelley, which is kind of annoying but people seem to spell it right now :D" Oct. 28, 2009:
"The correct way to pronounce this name is Kee-lee! It is from the Irish, meaning beautiful, slender or fair. My husband is German origin and I am Irish/French and when we started having children we picked names from both origins. We have 2 boys and 2 girls - 1 of each with family names and 1 of each I chose an Irish name - Aidan (firey one) and Keeley. I tell Keeley frequently that she lives up to her name, not only on the outside, but the inside as well. She loves her name. And we call her Kee-kee often." Oct. 19, 2009:
"well to start it off, my name is keely-shae fisher and im 11 years old,
i love my name but sometimes people spell it really weird, like my nan spells it keelEy but i dont have an E before the Y. Its pretty cool being named Keely-Shae because people often don't have my name, but when i looked you guys do have alot of keelEy's lol.
bye" Sep. 30, 2009:
"I named my baby girl Keeley, and I love the name. Her godmother actually named her but it fits her. I pray she'll love it as much as I do. It's a beautiful name like her, the only problem is there will never be any mugs or pencils or school supplies with her name already on them. I now have to pay to get things engraved. LOL.....She's worth it though." Sep. 30, 2009:
"My name's Keeley Marie Love - I think it's rather a nice name, I'm 14 and i still get called nicknames such as; Kiwi, Keelez, Kiki, i used to be called; Keeley Wheeley lol...i sorta used to think it was odd when i was younger, but i've grown to love it now, it's totally unique and i love the meanings ... :) ...I also think it gos with all my other names :D If any body is gonna name their kid a unique and different name it should be this. So there really is no need to hate - at all! :)" Sep. 19, 2009:
"my daughters name is Keylee Amanda. I love it!!! Yes, people spell it wrong, and say it wrong. They usually call her Kaylee. After having five boys and finally getting a girl I wanted a name that was different. Her brothers call her kiwi, kelly and she hates it. lol" Aug. 25, 2009:
"My name is keeley jo louise. so i have two middle names. i don't really like it." Aug. 8, 2009:
"my name is Keeley Marie
i cant believe how many people get called kiwi i did too, it grew on me but im still not that keen on the nickname" Jul. 26, 2009:
"I have a daughter who I named Keeley Louise. The meaning of the name is Beautiful and Intelligent and she is both
Im so glad i named her this as originally I was going to name her Chelsea." Jul. 8, 2009:
"My Name Is Keely Ashleigh. But I Spell It Keely Not With The Extra E.
I've Always Like It But Its So Annoying Because They Never Have Keely Or Keeley When You Buy Keyrings! And Im Always Getting Called Kelly And I Hate It Kelly Is Such A Boring Name Also People Always Spell My Name Wronge.!" Jun. 21, 2009:
"My name is Keeley...I've only met one or two others but they were spelled Keely. I love not being confused with someone else because if someone says "Keeley" chances are they are talking to me. I've found it's hard for kids to pronounce when they are first starting to talk and have been called Kiwi, Kee-yay, Kee, etc. Even though some people think my name as a whole is fake, I wouldn't change it at all!" May. 15, 2009:
"i love the name keeley. if i have a daughter im going to call her keeley louise" May. 13, 2009:
"My husband and I are trying for our first child and if we have a girl we plan to name her Keeley. The only thing is there are so many ways to spell it, we can't decide on which spelling to use." Apr. 12, 2009:
"I named my dauther Keeley. I thought the name was beautiful and it means Beautiful. I like names w/ great meanings. I had a Hawaiin coach in college whe had a daughter by that name also (only other Keeley I had known).The only time my dauther has been called Kiwi was by her little sister that couldn't pronouce l sounds. Her aunt calls her KiKi. Its a name not everyone has and she loves it and we do to. We get contant compliments everywhere we go that her name is so beautiful. Her middle name is Amara which means Eternal. Together her name means Eternally beautiful! How awesome is that?
Now there is a Cheetah girl named Keeley and a Disney Phil of the Future girl named Keeley. My daughter thinks this is great!" Apr. 4, 2009:
"My name is keeley and im 21. Cant believe how many people get called kiwi. Thought it was only me! I hated the name when i was younger due to me being the only Keeley id ever heard of but can to appreciate it as i got older. The only problem i have is people spelling it and when i go on holiday almost no one can pronounce it." Mar. 29, 2009:
"My name is Keeley Marie and I know another girl in mny school named Keely." Mar. 26, 2009:
"my baby girl is called keeley rose :) she is perfect,I love her name as it is unusual but not weird,she did get called squealy keeley when she was tiny!bless her. I hope she grows up to love it" Mar. 16, 2009:
"my name is keeley n its great because nt many people have it x" Mar. 16, 2009:
"my name is keeley and all my friends call me keeley-pops dont know why though i love the name it is so unique i cant see any reason for hating it :)" Feb. 27, 2009:
"My wife and I love the name Keeley. We named our daughter Keeley Rose Mackenzie. Rose being a grandmothers name. But we are fearfull that everyone will call her Kelly...and I guess Kiwi is just natural for the nickname, cause we call her that all the time." Jan. 25, 2009:
"I'm Keeley Jane,
I never get called Kelly to be honest, and I know a few people where I come from who also are called Keeley or Keely (said the same) so it's not that unique here, but not common either.
It's nice though, someone on here said their name is Keeley Rose, I like that :) but my middle name is Jane after my mum. It works well as Keeley-Jane together too!" Dec. 15, 2008:
"Im called keeley :D
people think that its not my real name and call me kelsey though so it annoys me :@" Nov. 23, 2008:
"My name is Keeley and im 13. I used to really hate it because i hated being called
kiwi by boys or kelly by teachers. i could never get a nickname that sounded right, either. Any suggestions ?" Nov. 6, 2008:
"I love being called Keeley but hate that I share such a rare name with a nude model :(" Nov. 1, 2008:
"My daughter is named KeeLee and she loves her name. I heard the name when I was about 12 and fell in love with it and knew if I ever had a daughter I would name her KeeLee. We chose to spell it as we did because my husband, father and brother all have the middle name Lee. Also, we thought capitalizing the L would make people give it a second glance and not misprounouce it as Kelley. KeeLee tells people who spell it with a lower case l that it's misspelled. She loves her name and especially the spelling because it's so unique - just like her.
KeeLee is now 21 and we recently went to a family reunion and discovered a VERY distant cousin who just named their new baby Keeley." Sep. 16, 2008:
"My Name is Keeley.No one in my school has my name. I love it." Aug. 27, 2008:
"my name is Keeley and i was born in 1979. Wasnt crazy about my name as a child, but i love that it is unique now. Some weird experiences with it: An ex-boyfriend of mine from high school dated another Keeley right after me! Then my step sister's best friend, whose name is Siobhan, named her daughter Keeley - MY best friend is named Siobhan too! Weird! Then there is someone on here who named her daughter Keeley Siobhan! Also, I have googled my full name (without middle name though)and have found a hairdresser in the UK and high school art student in California! Interesting..." Aug. 6, 2008:
"My 3 year daughter's name is Keeli Pearl. My mother and I both have names that end in "i" and my grandmother's name was Pearl. We call her KiKi, in fact I think she thought KiKi was her name until recently. I really wanted an Irish name for her. I always thought it meant beautiful in gaelic and noisy in celtic- she is both of these things!" Aug. 3, 2008:
"My name is Keeley and i really love it. The only down side is being called Kelly all of the time." Aug. 1, 2008:
"My name is Keely, and I'm 16. I love my name, because it's extremely unique. I've never met another Keely. Usually, on the first day of school, my teachers pronouce it Kelly, but that's OK. When I correct them, they always compliment me on how beautiful it is. Sadly, they usually spell it "Keeley". I've heard it means beautiful, and I love that!" Aug. 1, 2008:
"I'm often mistaken as "Kelley" "Kaylee". People tend to forget the 'e' and spell it Keely rather than Keeley, since the Keely is the more common spelling? I've actually had some one spell it Keelee before, which I can understand since it's phenetic."