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What does Kelbie mean?

Kelbie Pronunciation of Kelbie [kel-bie] as a boys' name is an Old Norse name, and the name Kelbie means "farm near the spring". Kelbie is an alternate spelling of Kelby (Old Norse): place name.

Associated with: norse, farm.


Kelbie has 2 variants: Kelbey and Kellby.

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

(female) Kelmi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kelbie Zackary (K.Z.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. 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. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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.

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