What does Kelbie mean?
Kelbie /kel-bie/ [2 sylls.] 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 of Kelby (Old Norse): place name. Compare last name Kelble.
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)
Kelby is the only prominent variation form of Kelbie (not ranked). Forms like Kelbey are uncommon. Adoption of this boy name was at its most widespread in the year 1991 (usage of 0.254%) and is now much less, with Kelby becoming less trendy. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Kelbie and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)