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The name Kelly is of Irish origin, and means warrior.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Kelly has been given to baby boys 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 boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Kelly
Use of the Name Kelly for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
79,647 69,071 14,457 1,967 555 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Kelly has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Kelly
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18809945  
18816768  
188252613  
188354312  
188464010  
188549215  
188646216  
188749913  
188867510  
188945117  
189062111  
18916749  
189247118  
189339621  
189461112  
189540623  
189657414  
189753815  
189872210  
18997559  
190039033  
190162212  
190254616  
190346221  
190466713  
190577311  
190651220  
190743129  
190850825  
190951126  
191038546  
191145941  
191252757  
191354763  
191451291  
1915566101  
191661690  
1917501132  
1918549121  
1919504140  
1920566121  
1921541133  
1922525140  
1923601112  
1924574124  
1925556123  
1926552122  
1927532133  
1928538128  
1929497139  
1930557117  
1931506129  
1932584103  
1933516120  
1934473144  
1935514125  
1936481138  
1937516126  
1938499136  
1939463155  
1940488141  
1941467161  
1942386251  
1943369274  
1944366272100061
1945381243  
1946390279  
1947371348  
194834138695783
1949301503802117
195030748990197
1951251699683164
1952233810490294
1953232845590226
1954225958406456
19552031,249380539
19561891,469310831
19571681,8641871,908
19581482,3001084,472
19591432,427746,377
19601282,934508,683
19611252,997459,626
19621252,8633811,524
19631262,7193212,549
19641322,4913512,480
19651362,2603012,753
19661122,7872613,245
19671023,0862313,717
1968973,0561217,117
19691152,7921516,327
19701352,5002014,605
19711362,2632212,585
19721381,9212310,935
19731461,7001810,510
19741421,7591610,840
19751501,6411611,730
19761581,5411911,779
19771621,4841018,228
19781791,3071216,960
19792001,2041615,287
19802091,1811913,709
19812091,1822311,862
19821971,2712512,150
19832181,0512611,579
19842289852711,204
19852558892811,027
19862558722910,406
1987280785309,860
1988307738328,908
1989299813378,761
1990351685418,131
1991367643427,508
1992417535477,011
1993456474516,299
1994513386625,440
1995534357635,396
1996552337724,735
1997615284834,063
1998699238893,698
1999784196953,413
20008022001113,072
20019091711242,810
20028841841202,844
2003  1242,725
2004  1382,321
Totals:  79,647 456,037

During the last 125 years, parents have used Kelly as a boy's name about 14% of the time and more frequently (about 85% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Kelly appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 123 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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