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Kelby (boy)

What does Kelby mean?

Kelby Pronunciation of Kelby [kel-by] as a boys' name is pronounced KEL-bee. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Kelby is "farm near the spring". Place name.

Associated with: norse, farm.


Kelby has 3 variants: Kelbey, Kelbie and Kellby.

Affiliated boy name: Kolby.

Creative forms:
(male) Keaby, Kenby, ..

(female) Kelka, Kelta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kelby Arvin (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kelby?

Kelby is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#98770 out of 150436, Top 66%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kelby was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #746 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kelby outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent related form of Kelby is Kolby (#827 in 2015). Adoption of these forms of Kelby was at its most widespread a decade ago (usage of 0.04%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.01%, 68%).

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

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

Similar Names

Kelby is alike in pronunciation to Colbey, Colby and Collby. Other recommended names are Alby, Denby, Derby, Gilby, Kaley, Kealey, Kealy, Keary, Keeley, Keely, Kelan, Keld, Kell, Kelle, Kelley, Kelly, Kelsey, Kelsy (see Kelsey), Kelvyn, Kelvys (see Kelvis), Kelwyn, Kenley, Kenly, Kenny, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerby, Kerry, Key, Kiley, Kirby, Klay, Koby, Selby, Shelby, Welby and Wellby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kelby.

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in meaning and etymology.