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Boy Names Starting with Kel-

Kel- baby names and what they mean, with 14 results. Kel- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in the 1960s (ADOPTION OF 0.22%) and are somewhat less conventional today (ADOPTION 0.12%, 47%), with names such as Kelly becoming less trendy. Kellan (#398) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here, while Kelty (TOP 10%) and Keltz (19%) are conventional Kel- last names.

Kel- names

Kelan - Kelvis


Var. of Keelan. Source fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Slender." Keylan is also a moderately popular kid's name. See also Kylen.


Var. of Kolby. "Dark, dark-haired." Kelby (compare Kuby, Korby) is a common -by suffix surname. Unisex name. See also Colby.

Kelby2, var. Kellby, Kelbie, Kelbey
Derivative of Old Norse element. "Farm near the spring." Less widespread today. Kelby was the form last found (2010) in the Top 2000.

Var. of Kettil. Origin fr. Swedish word. "Cauldron." Keld was not a Top birth name in 2015.

Root fr. Old Norse. "Spring." Kell, like the similar-sounding Kelle, exists more often as a surname. See also Kelley.

Kellagh, var. Kellach
Source fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Battle, strife, warfare." Kalagh and Kealagh are creative forms.


Var. of Kaelan. Derivative of Gaelic word. Meaning uncertain. Unisex name. Adoption of Kellen as a birth name in 2015 was up 26.7% compared to 10 years ago.

Kellen and variants

Kellen2, var. Kellin, Kelle, Kellan, Kelden, Kelan2
Derived fr. Gaelic element. "Slender." Kellen, Kelden, etc. became less popular last year, falling on average -86 rankings as boys' names with Kellin leading the decline.


Derivative of Old German language. "Cellar." Adoption of Keller as a baby name in 2015 was down 5.7% compared to a year ago. See also Kelley.

Kelly and variants

Kelly, var. Kelley
Source fr. Irish, Gaelic word. "Strife, war." Kelly and Kelley became less popular in 2015, falling -56 positions as boys' names with Kelly dropping the most.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kel- names: Kelan, Kelby, Kellan, Kellen, Keller

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kel- names: Kelley, Kellin, Kelly, Kelsey, Kelton, Kelvin

Kelsey and variants

Kelsey, var. Kelsy, Kelsie
Root fr. Old English language. Place name referring to "island" .. Kelsie and Kelsy are more rarefied as baby names among the forms of Kelsey.

Kelton and variants

Kelton, var. Keltonn, Keltin, Kelten, Kellton, Kelltin, Keldon
Source fr. Old English element. "Town of the keels." Adoption of Kelton and variants as baby names in 2015 was down 31.9% compared to a decade ago.

Kelvin and variants

Kelvin, var. Kelwyn, Kelwinn, Kelwin, Kelvyn, Kelvon, Kelvan, Kelven, Kellven
From English language. "Friend of ships." Kelvin was among 2015's Top names.

Kelvis, var. Kelvys, Kelviss, Kellvis
Modern name .. Unusual as children's names, but Kelvis, Kellvis, etc. are comparable to the more conventional Kelvin.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Kel- names for boys.

1. Kelan - Kelvis
Keelan [Kelan], Kolby [Kelby], Kelby [Kelbey, Kelbie, Kellby], Kettil [Keld], Kell, Kellagh [Kellach], Kaelan [Kellen], Kellen [Kelan, Kelle, Kelden, Kellan, Kellin], Keller, Kelly [Kelley], Kelsey [Kelsy, Kelsie], Kelton [Keldon, Kelten, Keltin, Kelltin, Kellton, Keltonn], Kelvin [Kelven, Kelvan, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kelwyn, Kelwin, Kellven, Kelwinn], Kelvis [Kelvys, Kellvis, Kelviss]

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