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)
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 #344. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Kelsey and associated 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.