Name Kelli Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Kelli


Kelli is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Kelli?

Kelli is of Irish-Gaelic origin and derived from the Irish surname Ó Ceallaigh or the Irish given name Ceallach. Unlike the unisex form Kelly, Kelli is only a girl’s name.

What does the name Kelli mean?

Kelli means “descendant of Ceallach” and “female warrior” (from Old Irish “ceallach” = war/battle/strife). Besides, the name Ceallach is said to mean “bright-headed”. Kelli could as well be derived from Irish “ceall” meaning “church” or “monastery”, thus Kelli means “frequenter of churches”.

Pronunciation of Kelli

Variants of the name Kelli

Kellie Kely

Popularity of the name Kelli

The name Kelli is ranked #8058 overall.

Kelli in the Top 50 Names

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