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What does Chelsea mean?

Chelsea Pronunciation of Chelsea as a girls' name is pronounced CHELL-see. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Chelsea is "chalk landing place". From "cealc hyo", a place name for a port where chalk shipments were received. 20th-century coinage and place name, in reference to the glamorous district in London and several places in America, the earliest of which, in Maryland, was named in 1739. Possibly linked with British pop culture of the late 1960s and songs like Joni Mitchell's "Chelsea Morning". Also possibly influenced by Kelsey. First Daughter Chelsea Clinton was named after the Joni Mitchell song "Chelsea Morning".


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, 20th century (modern), british (england), morning (dawn)


VARIANTS Celsea, Chel, Chelci, Chelcie, Chelcy, Chele, Chelese, Chelesia, Chelie, Chelisa, Chelise, Chelle, Chelli, Chellie, Chellise, Chellsie, Chels, Chelsa, Chelsae, Chelse, Chelsee, Chelsei, Chelseigh, Chelsey, Chelsi, Chelsia, Chelsie, Chelsy, Chesea, Cheslee, Chessie

SEE ALSO Chesleigh, Nelsey




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How popular is Chelsea?

Chelsea is a very prominent first name for females (#407 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Chelsea was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #15 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #470 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Chelsea (#470 FROM RECENT DATA) appearing in the Top 2000 are Kelsey (#417), Chelcie, Chelsa, Chelse, Chelsee, Chelsey, Chelsi, Chelsie, Chelsy, Chessie, Kelsea and Kelsee. Adoption of these forms of Chelsea was at its apex in 1992 (AVERAGE #946) and is now significantly reduced (#1760, DOWN 95%), with versions like Chelsie becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chelsea, Chelcie, Chelsa, Chelse, Chelsee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chelsey, Chelsi, Chelsie, Chelsy, Chessie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelsey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chelsea, Kelsey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Caela, Cela, Cele, Celeena, Celes, Celesia, Celesta, Celia, Celida, Celie, Celina, Celka, Celosia, Celyna, Cerea, Cesia, Cesya, Chalia, Chalina, Chalise, Chalyse, Chantea, Chassey, Cheeara, Chela, Chell, Chella, Chelo, Chere, Cheree, Chereen, Chereena, Cherena, Cheresa, Cherese, Cherey, Cherida, Cherie, Cherina, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherita, Cherye, Cheryse, Cheslea (see Chesleigh), Chesley, Chesli, Cheslie, Chesna, Chesnea, Chesney, Chesni, Chessa, Chesslea (see Chesleigh), Chessley, Chessli (see Chesleigh), Chessnea (see Chesney), Chessney (see Chesney), Chloe, Cholena, Chrissa, Christa, Chryssa, Chrysta, Chulda, Claea, Clea, Clelia, Cressa, Emelea, Kelbea (see Kelby), Nellsea (see Nelsey), Nelsea, Selbea (see Selby) and Shelbea. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chelsea.

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