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Kelsey 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.
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 name Nelsey.
Baby names that sound like Kelsey are Kalyssa, Kalissa and Kalisa.
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Popularity of Kelsey
Kelsey is a very popular first name for women (#555 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2374 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Kelsey for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Kelsey with its variant forms and related girl baby names.