Type Surname (from given name)
Other Forms FormsConly, Conley, Conneely, Conneeley, Connolley, Connelley, Connalley, Connally, Connolly, Connelly, Connely, Ó Conghaile.
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from MAC CONGHAILE or Ó Conghaile, which comes from Ó CONGHALAIGH. Ó CONGHALAIGH derives from the forename CONGHAL, meaning "fierce as a wolf". Frequent examples of the name can be found in the West of Ireland, particularly in the Connemara area of County Galway. A coastal village in County Galway is named Ballyconneely.