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Girl Name: Kelsey

Name: Kelsey
Pronunciation: \k(e)-lsey, kel-sey\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kelsey's also a boy name)
Meaning: victorious ship
Origin: English
Related Names: Nelsey
Sounds Like: Kalyssa, Kalissa, Kalisa
Variant forms: Kelcey, Kelcie, Kelcy, Kellsey, Kellsie, Kelsa, Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelseigh, Kelsi, Kelsie, Kelsy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 555
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2374

Description

Kelsey \k(e)-lsey, kel-sey\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kelsey), is pronounced KEL-see. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Kelsey is "victorious ship". Also possibly a place name referring to "island". Popular preference for Kelsey and its variants may be influenced by names like Chelsea and Casey.

Kelsey has 12 variant forms: Kelcey, Kelcie, Kelcy, Kellsey, Kellsie, Kelsa, Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelseigh, Kelsi, Kelsie and Kelsy.

For more information, see also the related name Nelsey.

Baby names that sound like Kelsey are Kalyssa, Kalissa and Kalisa.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Kelsey.

Popularity

Kelsey is a very popular first name for women (#555 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2374 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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