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Kelsey

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Origin: Irish Gaelic
Meaning: Warrior

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Kelsey

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Kelsey in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Kelsey:

  • Records indicate that 140,480 girls in the United States have been named Kelsey since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1992, when 11,722 people in the U.S. were given the name Kelsey. Those people are now 22 years old.

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    Comments about the name Kelsey

    91% Approval Rating
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      31 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Celsey. Before, I used to not like my name very much. I thought it was too similar to the over-used Chelsea, but I really love my name now. Its very unique and strong. It fits my personality perfectly. I'm not sure why, but almost every person with this name is said to be vibrant, sweet, and intelligent. I get compliments all the time on my name, so..use it. Good luck baby naming! :)" Jan. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelcie. I LOVE the spelling of my name cause its so different. I know some many Kelsey's and none are spelt like mine. My nicknames are Kels, Kelso and KellyBelly." Oct. 7, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little sister's name is Kelsey Cecelia. It is the perfect name for her and fits her so well. We often call her kels for short. She HATES when people mispronounce and call her chelsea." Aug. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is K-E-L-C-Y!!! I hate it when people spell my name wrong.I know alot of girls named Kelsey and none of them spell it like me.I LOVE being unique :)" Aug. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a toddler and I spell my daughter's name as Kelsi and people give me a difficult time about it saying that it sterotypes her and I do not want that. So I am contemplating adding an "e" at the end thinking that will help her in the future." May. 9, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Kelsey Brooke. I love it so much!! She is beautiful and strong. She is so vibrant and her smile is contagious!! I want to be just like her when I'm older!!" Mar. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my close friends is named Kelsey. I love the name. It's not too common, but not too unique." Dec. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Kelsey too! Hahaha, I really like my name, I don't know anyone who has it! (: <3" Jul. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have an 8yr old neice named K-E-L-S-E-E michelle not kelsey michelle my sister said that is an unique way of spelling it which i think it is i never thought it would b spelt that way my name is taylor kayleigh i wish i had her name!" Jun. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelsey too! I love it so much cause it is actually kind of a different name. There is only two Kelsey's in my grade and one other in the grade a head of me. I love it though. :)" Dec. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Kelsey and I love it! It's such a sweet name." Jul. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelsey my middle name is Rachelle, and I LOVE it!! I hate it when my people spell my name wrong...or call me Chelsea!! There are soooo many nicknames people have for me and its cool!! :)" May. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelsey and I used to think it was kinda bland and boring. But now my friends think my name is amazing, and the song Kelsey by Metro Station made me feel even better. A lot of the times people spell my name Kelsi, Kelsy, or Kelcy, it's so annoying! How hard is it to remember K-E-L-S-E-Y?" Oct. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kelsey and i love my name. but i do not like it when people call me chelsea. it is kinda annoying." Apr. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Kelsey" is my best friend's name...all of the name's various meanings really apply to her, and she's just a real sweetheart. It annoys me whenever my family calls her "Chelsea", especially since Chelsea was my first friend...but anyway... It's a great name, and I haven't ran across many people with that name." Mar. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name, Kelsey, it's original and fun!!! There's so many nicknames you can make from it and I have about 50 different nicknames from my friends and family already." Feb. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name kelsey some people do spell it wrong and some people dont here me properly and call me chelsea i dont get fed up i just love the name kelsey it rocks." Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name kelsey some people do spell it wrong and some people dont here me properly and call me chelsea i dont get fed up i just love the name kelsey" Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i LOVE my name a lot because people call me kels all the time and i just really lIKE IT but i think it is getting a little too popular but i still LOVE my name!" Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelsey. I was born in '84 and growing up I didn't like my name. I was the only one who had it, but at the same time it was kinda good because at gymnastics meets all I had to hear was my first name and I knew that it would most likely be me. In college I was given the nickname Kelso due to a popular tv show. My name fits me and I like it now that I am older." Jun. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Best friend is named Kelsey. Everyone calls her 'Kels'. This name rox!" Jun. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kelsea is my daughter's name...she's a beauty...inside and out." May. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "At first i like, hated my name and i was like "who wants 2 b kelsey?" but then i realzized how great it was. Hey, at least it's not "gertrude!" I spell my name KelC. "the c is pronounced as a letter!"" Oct. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love being a kelsey! i know a lot of kelseys and i love my name!" Aug. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my little cousins name we call her kels for a nickname and at first as i was 8 it sounded more like chelsea than kelsey but i like it!" Jul. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Kelsey. One because not many people in the same area have this name, unlike a name very similar to it, Chelsea. Two because the only famous person with the same name is a guy. Either sex can work this name!" Jun. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, im another kelsey obviously.. i love my name because not alot of people have it.. i have come across people with the same name as me but they spell it a different way. I love my name because i cant see me with any other name..." Mar. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelsey, and I love it! It sounds prety to me. It ias a very popular name. It means, "girl by the ocean"" Feb. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "" My name is Kelsey and there is 10 other Kelseys in my school and my high school only has about 300 people as well as the elementry. Everyone loves my name, especially older people and some younger ones. I like my name, but i like other names better. I would have to say that Kelsey is a good name and is never pronounced wrong, but sometimes spelt wrong, but not that much." Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know a girl called Kelsey and she is really great, I associate this name with beauty and fun." Nov. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is also kelsey it is never pronounced wrong but it is often spelt wrong mostly like kelsi, i share this name with many others in my school i can atleast think of three." Jun. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "too familliear there are 13 kelseys in my school, why cant i be amber?" Nov. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kelsey is a weird name! I mean, it is cute for a little girl, but not if you are 30 years old! My name is Andrea Rose and I love my name. Kelsey is jut to weird. So is Amy, Lesley, and Kaicey." Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "im a kelsey.. and i dont really like the name i duno its weird.. it doesnt really sound pretty.. its kinda of a blah name.. in my oppinion" Jun. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      21 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is KELCEY and I hate when people spell it wrong it drives me up the wall" Nov. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not a bad name (it's my name), I like it, it's cute, but to me it doesn't age well. I mean, it may be cute for a five year old, or a fifteen year old, but once they get older, it may not be as nice sounding. Of course, I don't know anyone in their 40s or 50s named Kelsey so, I wouldn't know. But, I do love the name I just don't know that it ages well." Jul. 7, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kelsey and I like it becuse its a uniqe name." May. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Kelsey Marie, and I actually prefer my middle name; my dad is a big Kelsey Grammar fan, and when I was younger I was convinced that I was named after him - often, I wish had been named the more feminine "Chelsea" instead." Oct. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelsi. not kelsey. I'm not a big fan of my name. i like long names better... i dont realy like short names.... i like how its unique but i need a nickname to go with my name for my shirt in cheerleading.. any tips?" Feb. 15, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name is Kelsey and the meaning is vibrant as the sun and she glows every time i see her i dont really have a nickname for her it is kind of hard to come up with one but most people call her kels.." Dec. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im a kelsey and i know a kelsey in my grade and one that i met in kinder and do not know her now she graduated from 8th in my school i do miss her alot" Nov. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelsie and I have a best friend named Kelsey! we don't get mixed up much because we hang out with different people." Jul. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is K-e-l-c-e-y and as a kid it really irked me that everyone spelled it with an s, but now that I'm 23 I realize my mama spelled my name wrong (it's the Norwegian spelling vs. the traditional Irish spelling). In the 80's the name was unheard of but in the 90's it got very popular. I get compliments for my name/the spelling all the time. My only complaint about my name is southern people usually pronounce the name as "Kelt-zee." That t'aint my name! Oh and p.s. in my generation there were a bunch of Amber's but I never met another Kelsey until college." Sep. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "The person below has mentioned it, but yeah, anyone with the name Kelsey should listen to "Kelsey" by Metro Station, sure to put a smile on your face (: ps. i'm not actually called kelsey" Jun. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is Kelsey and i really dont care for it too much. its all right but i know like 5 other people that have it. when people call me kels or Chelsea i dont like it! but its alright. my parents were going to name my Allison or Gabriella which are so much better." Oct. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is Kelsy and i really dont care for it too much. its all right but i know like 5 other people that have it. when people call me kels or Chelsea i dont like it! but its alright. my parents were going to name my Allison or Gabriella which are so much better." Oct. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i always liked my name and there's like no one who has my name at my school" Sep. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelsey. I was born in '84 and growing up I didn't like my name. I was the only one who had it, but at the same time it was kinda good because at gymnastics meets all I had to hear was my first name and I knew that it would most likely be me. In college I was given the nickname Kelso due to a popular tv show. My name fits me and I like it now that I am older." Jun. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kelsey, i love it.. it's just too commonly misspelled. I mean, there is like 15 different ways to spell it. And people are always calling me Chelsea or Kelly, when they get it right i like it." Dec. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is kelsey, people thought i said chelsea, but i always put them right. I didnt like my name ar first cause not many children were called it, but now im proud to have an unusual name" Oct. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "im a kelsey and im often called "chelsea" and everyone spells it wrong..not sure how but they do i share my name with a boy...awkward" Sep. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Kelsey too. I love my name it fits me!!! most people misspell my name and spell it like this Kelsy! i hate it!" May. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i personally like my name. the only problem i have is that a lot of people call me 'chelsea' instead. how do you get 'ch' and 'k' mixed up?!?" May. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello, my name is Kelsey, and its the most gorgeous name on the planet...yeahhh boiiii" May. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Kelsey has never been one of my favorites, even though it is my actual name. It's a bit weird, yes, but unique like any other name. It isn't used often and I've only come across two different people with the same name as me but they spelled it different. (Either with an 'i' at the end or 'ie', never a 'y') Either way, the name fits me and I would rather settle with this one than any other." Jul. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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