What does Kelsey mean?
Kelsey [kel-sey] 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.Kreatif forms:
(female) Kelzie, Klasey, ..
(male) Kelkay, Kelkel, ..
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)
Charted below is the birth name history of Kelsey for girls. 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 #324. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Kelsey and associated names. Casey (#792 a year ago), Cassey, Chelse, Chelsea (#274), Chelsee, Chelsey (#1552), Chelsy, Kacey (#1320), Kasey (#1044), Kelcey, Kelcie, Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelsi (#1786), Kelsie (#1123) and Kelsy are the prominent variation forms of Kelsey (#324 a year ago). These forms of Kelsey were popular with parents in the year 1992 (median #747) and have become significantly less common since (#1542, down 93.8%), with forms such as Casey becoming less trendy.
Suggested 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.