Girl name origins & meanings
- Scandinavian: Clear mountain spring
- Irish: Church; warrior; wood; holly; farm by the spring
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Boy name origins & meanings
- German: Swamp
- Irish: Powerful
- Irish: Warrior
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Family name origins & meanings
- 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.