Name: Seely

Origin and Meaning of the Name Seely

  • Meaning:
    Happy; fortunate
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (SEE lee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Seely)
  • Rating:
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Miscellaneous Info for Seely

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Seely was a Middle English word which meant 'happy' or 'fortunate'. It was used occassionally as a girl's name in the Middle Ages.

    In the fifteenth century the word acquired pejorative connotations and later evolved into the modern English word 'silly'.

    In modern times 'seely' is found only as a surname, spelled Sealey, Seeley, Seely, etc., thus it could be counted as unisex.

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