What does Kelsey mean?
Kelsey [kelsey] as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Kelsey) is pronounced KEL-see. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kelsey is "victorious ship". Also possibly a place name referring to "island". Popular preference for Kelsey and its variants may be influenced by names like Chelsea and Casey.
Affiliated girl name: Nelsey.Creative forms:
(female) Kelzie, Klasey, ..
(male) Kelkay, Kelkel, .. Middle name pairings:
Kelsey Grecia (K.G.), ..
How popular is Kelsey?
Kelsey is a very popular first name for women (#555 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#2397 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Kelsey was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #23 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is currently at #344. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Casey (#814 a year ago), Cassey, Chelse, Chelsea (#305), Chelsee, Chelsey (#1718), Chelsy, Kacey (#1316), Kasey (#1092), Kelcey, Kelcie, Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelsi, Kelsie (#1138) and Kelsy are the prominent variation forms of Kelsey (#344 a year ago). These forms of Kelsey were popular with parents in the year 1992 (median #747) and have become significantly less common since (#1572, down 94.4%), with forms such as Casey becoming less trendy.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Betsey, Ellsey, Hepsey, Jessey, Kaeley, Kaley▼, Kalley, Kassey, Kealey, Keeley, Kelbea (see Kelby), Kelbey, Kelby, Kellee, Kellen, Kelley▼, Kelly▼, Kerrey, Kessy, Keyley, Keylley, Khloey, Kiley▼, Kinsey, Kyley, Mersey, Nelley, Nellsey (see Nelsey), Nelsea, Nelsy, Selbey and Tessey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kelsey.See names in meaning and etymology.