Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 117,696 people named Kelly in the UK. That makes it the 55th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,863 are named Kelly.
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Related and similar surnamesCaley
The Kelly surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.