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About the Name Kelly

The meaning of Kelly is "Warrior." This eMedTV article provides other information on the name Kelly, including its origin and other forms.

Kelly is also a girl name. Click here for information on the girl name Kelly.

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Meanings and Variations

Kelly is from Irish Gaelic meaning Warrior.
Alternates for Kelly include: Kele, Kellen, and Kelley

Here are some names that are spelled similarly to Kelly.


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