What does Chelsea mean?
From "cealc hyo", a place name for a port where chalk shipments were received. 20th-century coinage and place name, in reference to the glamorous district in London and several places in America, the earliest of which, in Maryland, was named in 1739. Possibly linked with British pop culture of the late 1960s and songs like Joni Mitchell's "Chelsea Morning". Also possibly influenced by Kelsey. First Daughter Chelsea Clinton was named after the Joni Mitchell song "Chelsea Morning".
Chelsea▲ has 31 variants: Celsea, Chel, Chelci, Chelcie, Chelcy, Chele, Chelese, Chelesia, Chelie, Chelisa, Chelise, Chelle, Chelli, Chellie, Chellise, Chellsie, Chels, Chelsa, Chelsae, Chelse, Chelsee, Chelsei, Chelseigh, Chelsey▼, Chelsi▼, Chelsia, Chelsie▼, Chelsy, Chesea, Cheslee and Chessie.more]
How popular is Chelsea?
Chelsea is a very prominent first name for females (#407 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Chelsea for girls. Chelsea was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #15 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #274 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Popular varying forms of Chelsea (#274 from recent data) appearing in the Top 1000 are Kelsey (#324 from recent data), Chelsy, Kelsea, Chelsie, Chelsey and Chelsi. Other variants, like Kelsee, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Chelsea was at its apex in 1992 (average #351) and is now significantly reduced (#799, down 69%), with the versions Chelsi, Chelsey, Chelsie and Kelsea becoming less stylish. Chelsea and Kelsey are two of the more fashionable baby names here.
Recommended similar baby names are Caela, Cela, Cele, Celeena, Celena, Celes, Celesia, Celesta, Celia, Celida, Celie, Celina, Celka, Celosia, Celyna, Cerea, Cesia, Cesya, Chalia, Chalina, Chalise, Chalyse, Chantea, Charlea, Chassey, Chasta, Cheeara, Chela, Chell, Chella, Chelo, Chere, Cheree, Chereen, Chereena, Cherena, Cheresa, Cherese, Cherey, Cherida, Cherie, Cherina, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherita, Cherree, Cherrey, Cherye, Cheryse, Cheslea, Chesley, Chesli, Cheslie, Chesna, Chesnea, Chesney, Chesni, Chessa, Chesslea, Chessley, Chessli, Chessnea, Chessney, Chessni, Chessy, Chloe, Chloee, Cholena, Chrissa, Christa, Chryssa, Chrysta, Chulda, Claea, Clea, Clelia, Cressa, Dulsea, Emelea, Kelbea, Nellsea, Nelsea, Selbea, Shelbea and Shilea. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chelsea.