First name origin & meaning:
Gaelic: Beautiful and graceful
First name variations: Keeley, Kealy, Keel, Keelan, Keely
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: occupational name for a boatman or boatbuilder, from
an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘ship’, ‘barge’
(from Middle Dutch kiel).
- Americanized spelling
of German Kühler, from a variant of an old personal name
(see Keeling) or a variant of Kuhl.
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