Kelly is a gender-neutral name and is of Irish origin. It can be used for both girls and boys. It means the Brave Warrior. Though a unisex name, this name is trendier as a girl’s name than as a boy’s. Pronounced as kel-ee, the name is currently in the top 100 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 1000 of U.S birth chart of the year 2021. Variations of Kelly include Kelley, Kellie.
Kelly can be used for both boys and girls.