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Gender: F Meaning of Kelly: "war" Origin of Kelly: Irish Kelly's Popularity in 2016: #514

Once the quintessential bouncy teenager name, Kelly helped launch the trend of unisex Irish names. But it now takes a backseat to more substantial surname names like Kennedy.

Famous People Named Kelly

Kelly Rutherford, American actress
Kelly Brianne Clarkson, American pop singer and first "American Idol" winner
Kelly Maria Ripa, American actress and TV host
Kelly Preston (born Kelly Kamalelehua Smith), American actress
Kelly Michelle Lee Osbourne, English singer and TV personality
Kelly Jean Killoren Bensimon, American model and reality TV personality
Kelly Lee Carlson, American actress
Kelly Coultas, American singer
Kelly Marie Monaco, American actress and model
Kelly Kay Emberg, American model
Kelly Ann Hu, American actress and Miss Hawaii USA 1993
Kelly Chen (born Vivian Chen Wai-man), Hong Kong singer and actress.
Kelly Kelly (born Barbara Jean "Barbie" Blank), American pro wrestler and model
Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland, American pop singer formerly of Destiny's Child
Kelly Cherelle Price, American R&B singer
Kelly Brook (born Kelly Ann Parsons), American actress and model
Kelly Brazier, New Zealand rugby player
Kelly Marie Tran, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Kelly

Kelly Bundy, main character on TV's "Married with Children"
Kelly Kapowski, main character on TV's "Saved by the Bell"
Kelly Taylor, main character on TV's "Beverly Hills 90210"
Kelly Kapoor, main character on TV's "The Office"
Kelly Wanwright, main character on TV's "Big Time Rush"
Kelly Donovan, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Kelly Gaines, Woody's wife on TV's "Cheers"
Kelly Fox, Hayden's daughter on TV's "Coach"
Kelly Roberts, Barbie's younger sister
Kelly Gibbs, character on TV's "NCIS"
Kelly Collins, character in TV movie "Cadet Kelly"
Kelly Bailey, main character on British TV's "Misfits"
Kelly Cramer, character on American soap "One Life to Live"
Kelly Taylor, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Kelly Garrett, character on TV's "Charlie's Angels"
Kelly Prescott, character in Meg Cabot's "The Mediator"
Kelly Sutekh, minor character in Pittacus Lore's "Lorien Legacies" series
Kelly Jones, Head Girl of St. Trinian's

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