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What does Kelbie mean?

Kelbie /kel-bie/ as a boys' name. Kelbie's name origin is Old Norse, and the name Kelbie means "farm near the spring". Kelbie is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -ie, of Kelby (Old Norse): place name.

Associated with: norse, farm.


Kelbie has 2 variants: Kelbey and Kellby.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Kenbie, Nebie, ..

(female) Kelbieka, Kelmi, ..

How popular is Kelbie?

Kelbie is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Kelbie is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Kelby is the only prominent variation form of Kelbie (not ranked). Other forms, like Kelbey, are uncommon. Adoption of this relation of Kelbie was at its most widespread 2 decades ago. Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of Kelbie and associated names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kelby in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kelbie and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Kelbie is pronounced similarly to Colbee, Colbie and Kolby. Other recommended names are Abie, Albie, Alfie, Allie, Benjie, Berkie, Busbie, Cadbie (see Cadby), Cobie, Darbie, Denlie, Derbie, Ferdie, Fergie, Gerrie, Hecie, Heckie, Henlie, Herbie, Hewie, Hillie, Hubie, Kalvin, Kasie, Keallin (see Keelan), Keane, Kearie, Keelie, Kefir, Keir, Keld, Kelden, Kelle, Kellin, Kelsie, Kelsy (see Kelsey), Keltin, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvin, Kelvis, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kelwin, Kelwyn, Kenji, Kenlie, Kennie, Kentin, Keoni, Kerbie, Kerrie, Kervin, Ketil, Ketti, Keye, Kile, Kimble, Kirbie, Kobi, Kobie, Kyrie, Lemmie, Miltie, Neddie, Percie, Rennie, Robbie, Shelbie, Thobie, Tobie and Welbie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kelbie.