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The name Kelly is of Irish origin, and its meaning is unknown.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Kelly has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Kelly
Use of the Name Kelly for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
456,037 454,539 178,932 35,077 13,772 5,046 2,321
The table below indicates the number of times the name Kelly has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Kelly
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880  9945
1881  6768
1882  52613
1883  54312
1884  64010
1885  49215
1886  46216
1887  49913
1888  67510
1889  45117
1890  62111
1891  6749
1892  47118
1893  39621
1894  61112
1895  40623
1896  57414
1897  53815
1898  72210
1899  7559
1900  39033
1901  62212
1902  54616
1903  46221
1904  66713
1905  77311
1906  51220
1907  43129
1908  50825
1909  51126
1910  38546
1911  45941
1912  52757
1913  54763
1914  51291
1915  566101
1916  61690
1917  501132
1918  549121
1919  504140
1920  566121
1921  541133
1922  525140
1923  601112
1924  574124
1925  556123
1926  552122
1927  532133
1928  538128
1929  497139
1930  557117
1931  506129
1932  584103
1933  516120
1934  473144
1935  514125
1936  481138
1937  516126
1938  499136
1939  463155
1940  488141
1941  467161
1942  386251
1943  369274
1944100061366272
1945  381243
1946  390279
1947  371348
194895783341386
1949802117301503
195090197307489
1951683164251699
1952490294233810
1953590226232845
1954406456225958
19553805392031,249
19563108311891,469
19571871,9081681,864
19581084,4721482,300
1959746,3771432,427
1960508,6831282,934
1961459,6261252,997
19623811,5241252,863
19633212,5491262,719
19643512,4801322,491
19653012,7531362,260
19662613,2451122,787
19672313,7171023,086
19681217,117973,056
19691516,3271152,792
19702014,6051352,500
19712212,5851362,263
19722310,9351381,921
19731810,5101461,700
19741610,8401421,759
19751611,7301501,641
19761911,7791581,541
19771018,2281621,484
19781216,9601791,307
19791615,2872001,204
19801913,7092091,181
19812311,8622091,182
19822512,1501971,271
19832611,5792181,051
19842711,204228985
19852811,027255889
19862910,406255872
1987309,860280785
1988328,908307738
1989378,761299813
1990418,131351685
1991427,508367643
1992477,011417535
1993516,299456474
1994625,440513386
1995635,396534357
1996724,735552337
1997834,063615284
1998893,698699238
1999953,413784196
20001113,072802200
20011242,810909171
20021202,844884184
20031242,725  
20041382,321  
Totals:  456,037 79,647

During the last 125 years, parents have used Kelly as a girl's name about 85% of the time and less frequently (about 14% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Kelly appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 58 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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