Kelsey

Kelsey - A very unique female name



  Jul 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kelsey, meaning island, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1967 on position #2530. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kelsey and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kelsey? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Kelsey. The baby girl name Kelsey was given to 1,178 baby girls in 2012, ranking #269 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,200 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kelsey peaked in popularity 27 years ago in 1992 on position 23.



Famous with this name

Kelsey Asbille
Kelsey Scott
Kelsey Grammer


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Kelsey is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kelsey is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #119 - and is the least popular in California at position #499.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Kelsey is where you live.


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Kelsey origin and meaning

Kelsey is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means island. To see famous people named Kelsey, pop culture references for the name Kelsey and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kelsey

We've found the following names that sound similar to Kelsey, sorted by popularity.

Kayleigh / Kelsie / Kaleigh / Kyleigh / Kelsi / Kelsea / Kelis / Kelcie / Kelsy / Kelci /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012269
2011255
2010234
2009212
2008194
2007201
2006184
2005172
2004148
2003130
2002117
200199
200087
199972
199856
199757
199636
199533
199429
199324
199223
199126
199032
198931
198864
198767
1986112
1985167
1984175
1983223
1982308
1981435
1980591
1979752
1978950
1977985
19761085
19751262
19741289
19731706
19721609
19711693
19702824
19692688
19672530

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi119
South Carolina155
South Dakota160
Alabama166
Missouri170
Maine171
Michigan174
Kentucky175
Maryland182
Georgia197
Ohio199
West Virginia200
Pennsylvania206
Louisiana210
Tennessee212
Indiana215
North Carolina223
Virginia224
Minnesota229
New Jersey256
New York262
Kansas263
Utah268
Nebraska268
Arkansas278
Illinois287
Wisconsin297
Iowa298
Massachusetts301
Florida307
Oklahoma315
Arizona319
Texas329
Washington337
Colorado417
Connecticut428
Oregon450
Nevada457
California499

Even more about Kelsey


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Kelsey a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Kelsey?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1992
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kelsey
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,200
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1967
2012 births +1,178

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