Kelsey name meaning

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in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kelsey mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kelsey

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from Ohio, U.S. agree the name Kelsey is of Irish / English origin and means "ships victory".
  2. According to a user from Zimbabwe, the name Kelsey is of American origin and means "Ship of victory".
  3. According to 2 people from Zimbabwe and Nigeria, the name Kelsey is of English origin and means "victory".
  4. According to a user from Louisiana, U.S., the name Kelsey is of English origin and means "Victorious".
  5. According to a user from India, the name Kelsey is of African origin and means "Victoriously Brave".
  6. A user from California, U.S. says the name Kelsey is of Arabic origin and means "Fierce island".
  7. A user from Maryland, U.S. says the name Kelsey means "Loyal,fierce".
  8. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Kelsey means "Dweller by the water. A Scottish origin . There are villages called North Kelsey & South Kelsey with the surrounding moors baring the same name. There is also a Kelsey Beck. The version told to me was that the tribe of Kelsey was evicted from a western Scottish Island by the tribes on nearby islands because the Kelsey's would persistent predators. The tribe drift slowly southwards and finally settled on the moorlands that still bear their name".
  9. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Kelsey means "Precious metal".
  10. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Kelsey means "The name means amazing".
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From Old English cēol (“ship”) + siġe (“victory”).

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A female given name transferred from the surname, popular in the 1990s.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
  5. An unincorporated community in California.
  6. An unincorporated community in Texas.

Notable Persons Named Kelsey

Notable Persons Named Kelsey

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer is an actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer, singer, and activist. He was most prominent from 1979 to present. Kelsey was given the name Allen Kelsey Grammer on February 21st, 1955 in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Kelsey Chow

Kelsey Chow is an actress. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Kelsey was given the name Kelsey Asbille Chow on September 9th, 1991 in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.

Kelsey Plum

Kelsey Plum is a basketball player. Kelsey was born on August 24th, 1994 in Poway, California.

Kelsey Ann Smith

Kelsey was born on May 3rd, 1989. She passed away on June 2nd, 2007.

Kelsey Fowler

Kelsey was born on September 6th, 1996 in Manhattan.

Kelsey Nixon

Kelsey was born on September 7th, 1984 in North Ogden, Utah.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelsey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelsey

Frances Oldham Kelsey

Frances Oldham Kelsey was a pharmacologist, physician, and pharmacology. Frances was given the name Frances Kathleen Oldham on July 24th, 1914 in Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada. She breathed her last breath on August 7th, 2015.

Ian Kelsey

Ian Kelsey is an actor. He was most active from 1993 to present. Ian was born on December 17th, 1966 in York.

Henry Kelsey

Henry Kelsey was an explorer. Henry was born in 1667 in East Greenwich, England. He passed away on November 1st, 1724.

Linda Kelsey

Linda Kelsey is an actress. She was most active from 1972 to present. Linda was born on July 28th, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Edward Kelsey

Edward Kelsey is an actor. Edward was born in Petersfield.

Anita Kelsey

Anita Kelsey is a trance music, house music, and uk garage musician. She was most active from 1997 to present.

  • Fred Kelsey
  • Tim Kelsey
    National Director for Patients
  • Brian Kelsey
    Member of the
  • Nancy Kelsey
    California Pioneer
  • Benjamin Scovill Kelsey
  • Benjamin "Ben" Kelsey
    California Pioneer
  • Seth Kelsey
  • Chris Kelsey
  • Otto Kelsey
  • William Henry Kelsey
  • Charles William Kelsey
  • Lorenzo A. Kelsey
    Mayor of Cleveland

Common last names for Kelsey

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Roberts
  • Robinson
  • Clark

Common first names for Kelsey

  • John
  • William
  • Robert
  • Mary
  • James
  • Charles
  • George
  • Helen
  • Edward
  • Dorothy
  • Frank
  • Donald
  • Walter
  • David
  • Ruth
  • Alice
  • Florence

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kelsey U.S.
  White 84.10% 64.26%
  African American 9.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kelsey

People with the last name Kelsey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kelsey

  • What name lists does Kelsey rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kelsey? Kelsey is the 485th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kelsey was the 2,501st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kelsey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 152,904 babies born with the first name Kelsey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kelsey to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kelsey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kelsey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kelsey is Tuesday, January 30th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Kelsey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kelsey was in 1992 with a total of 11,713 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kelsey!
  • Random Kelsey Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kelsey ranks 9th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 75 babies in North Dakota have the same name in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Kelsey: The name spelled backwards is Yeslek. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Seelyk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kelsey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,456 people with the last name Kelsey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kelsey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Kelsey as their last name.
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