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Origin: Scandinavian
Meaning: Island of Ships

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Kelsey

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

A few facts about the boy's name Kelsey:

  • Records indicate that 3,412 boys in the United States have been named Kelsey since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1989, when 249 people in the U.S. were given the name Kelsey. Those people are now 31 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      4 Positive Comments

  • "Definitely a boy's name that all of the sudden "became" a girl's name in the 90's. This name has been a man's name since the middle ages. It's from the old English man's name Ceolsige, meaning victorious ship." Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "it's only girly because some random idiots named their daughters Kelsey. It is a pretty sweet name though" Feb. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Kelsey Jackson, and there is nothing GIRL about him. It fits him perfectly!" Aug. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name. there were 3 kelsey's in my neiborhood growing up. I do meet alot of women who tell me there daughter's name is kelsey." Jan. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I wouldn't chose it for a boy's best friend thats a girl...her name is kelsey" Jul. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Kelsey Winslow aka the Yellow Lightspeed Ranger in 'Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue' is a girl who during the running of that show in the year 2000 acted very much like a man, not least because of her unisex name. Whenever she morphed, she appeared flat-chested and in her costume which was skirtless, and all because her Super Sentai counterpart in 'Kyukyuu Sentai GoGoV' (Rescue Squadron GoGoV), the original Japanese incarnation of 'Lightspeed Rescue' in 1999, is male." Apr. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my baby boy's name is kelsey. i found it in a baby names book and it's meaning is "dweller by the water" :)" Dec. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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