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Meaning and name origin

Kelsey \k(e)-lsey, kel-sey\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.


Variations

Kelsey has 12 variant forms: Kelcey, Kelcie, Kelcy, Kellsey, Kellsie, Kelsa, Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelseigh, Kelsi, Kelsie and Kelsy.

For more information, see also the related girl name Nelsey.


Popularity

Kelsey is a very popular first name for females (#555 out of 4276, Top 13%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2374 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kelsey for girls (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kelsey name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kelsey and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chelsea (#274), Kelsey (#324), Casey (#792), Kelsie, Kelsi, Kelcie and Kelsea. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chelsea, Kelsey, Casey, Kelsie, Kelsi, Kelcie, Kelsea in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Kelbey and Kelley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kelsey.

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