Kelly

Last name origin & meaning:

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all Irish family names in Ireland.

Famous people with this last name: Robert Kelly

This name appears in the following lists: Before They Were Famous - Name Changers, Dancers, Pop Princes and Princesses, Silver Screen

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