What does the baby name Keeley mean? Learn about what Keeley means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Keeley - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Keeley
K-E-E-L-E-Y, is a 6-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Keeley
KEE lee
Origin of Keeley
The name 'Keeley' has Irish origins. It is derived from the Gaelic surname Mac Caollaidhe, which means 'son of Caollaidhe'. Caollaidhe itself is a personal name derived from the Gaelic word 'caol', meaning 'slender' or 'narrow'.
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Popularity of Keeley
The popularity of the name 'Keeley' has varied over time. It has not consistently ranked among the top names for boys in any particular country. However, it has seen some usage in English-speaking countries, particularly in Ireland and the United States.
Keeley currently has 2 likes, and is in the top 10% of liked boy's names. The name Abayomi is slightly more popular than Keeley.

Etymology of Keeley

The name 'Keeley' has a straightforward etymology. It is derived from the Gaelic surname Mac Caollaidhe, as mentioned earlier. The Gaelic word 'caol', meaning 'slender' or 'narrow', gives the name its distinctive meaning.

Cultural Significance of Keeley

In Irish culture, names often have strong ties to family and heritage. The name 'Keeley', with its Irish origins, can be seen as a way for parents to honor their Irish heritage or pay homage to their ancestors.