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Gender: F Meaning of Keely: "slender" Origin of Keely: Irish

Keely is well-used in modern Ireland, also found as Keeley and Keela. The boys' form is Keelan. Largely unknown in the US, this could make an interesting update for Kelly or Kaylie or Kylie -- though it might ultimately prove to close to one of those trendy names.

Famous People Named Keely

Keely Shaye Smith, American TV journalist, wife of actor Pierce Brosnan
Keely Smith (born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely), American jazz and pop singer
Keely Wee (Shi Kai), Singaporean singer
Keely Froling, Australian basketball player
Keely Christinne Pinho Rodrigues Medeiros, Brazilian shot putter
Keely Williams (b. 2004), daughter of country singer Jason Aldean

Pop Culture References for the name Keely

Keely Teslow, a main character from TV's "Phil of the Future"