Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. kə-NEE-lee
Other Forms FormsConly, Conley, Conneely, Conneeley, Connolley, Connelley, Connalley, Connally, Connolly, Connelly, Connely, Ó Conghaile.
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Contributor Contrib.Alix3791 on 3/10/2019
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.