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Chelsea

What does Chelsea mean?

Chelsea Pronunciation of Chelsea [chelsea] as a girls' name is pronounced CHELL-see. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Chelsea is "chalk landing place". 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".

Associated with: old english, 20th century (modern), british (england), morning (dawn).

Variations

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.

Related girl names: Chesleigh and Nelsey.

Chelsea has 3 more related forms via Kelsey: Kelsa, Kelsea and Kelsee.

Creative forms:
(female) Chelce, Chelliss, ..

(male) Chellis, Chellus, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chelsea Miriam (C.M.), ..

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 #305 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chelsea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chelsea outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Chelsea (#305 from recent data) appearing in the Top 2000 are Kelsey (#344 from recent data), Chelsey (#1718), Chessie, Chelsy, Kelsee, Kelsea, Chelsi, Chelsa, Chelse, Chelsee, Chelcie and Chelsie. Adoption of these forms of Chelsea was at its apex in 1992 (average #946) and is now significantly reduced (#1720, down 95%), with versions like Chelsea becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chelsea, Chelcie, Chelsa, Chelse, Chelsee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chelsey, Chelsi, Chelsie, Chelsy, Chessie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelsey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chelsea, Kelsey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Caela, Cela, Cele, Celeena, Celes, Celesia, Celesta, Celia, Celida, Celie, Celina, Celka, Celosia, Celyna, Cerea, Cesia, Cesya, Chalia, Chalina, Chalise, Chalyse, Chantea, Chassey, Cheeara, Chela, Chell, Chella, Chelo, Chere, Cheree, Chereen, Chereena, Cherena, Cheresa, Cherese, Cherey, Cherida, Cherie, Cherina, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherita, Cherye, Cheryse, Cheslea (see Chesleigh), Chesley, Chesli, Cheslie, Chesna, Chesnea, Chesney, Chesni, Chessa, Chesslea (see Chesleigh), Chessley, Chessli (see Chesleigh), Chessnea (see Chesney), Chessney (see Chesney), Chloe, Cholena, Chrissa, Christa, Chryssa, Chrysta, Chulda, Claea, Clea, Clelia, Cressa, Emelea, Kelbea (see Kelby), Nellsea (see Nelsey), Nelsea, Selbea (see Selby) and Shelbea. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chelsea.

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