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Kelsey

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How popular is the baby name Kelsey in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1891 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1912 10 0 10
1913 11 0 11
1914 10 0 10
1915 9 0 9
1916 13 0 13
1917 11 0 11
1918 15 0 15
1919 13 0 13
1920 7 0 7
1921 15 0 15
1922 10 0 10
1923 16 0 16
1924 14 0 14
1925 18 0 18
1926 15 0 15
1927 10 0 10
1928 12 0 12
1929 11 0 11
1930 16 0 16
1931 12 0 12
1932 11 0 11
1933 10 0 10
1934 5 0 5
1935 8 0 8
1936 9 0 9
1937 14 0 14
1938 12 0 12
1939 10 0 10
1940 8 0 8
1941 11 0 11
1942 19 5 14
1943 12 0 12
1944 12 0 12
1945 18 6 12
1946 23 7 16
1947 16 8 8
1948 28 9 19
1949 30 6 24
1950 19 10 9
1951 26 9 17
1952 22 10 12
1953 32 18 14
1954 34 15 19
1955 29 16 13
1956 34 12 22
1957 31 12 19
1958 36 23 13
1959 40 15 25
1960 34 13 21
1961 32 18 14
1962 41 19 22
1963 40 22 18
1964 43 20 23
1965 33 16 17
1966 40 17 23
1967 56 32 24
1968 63 24 39
1969 82 44 38
1970 120 49 71
1971 143 71 72
1972 149 76 73
1973 150 77 73
1974 161 88 73
1975 202 105 97
1976 217 116 101
1977 228 144 84
1978 248 164 84
1979 312 222 90
1980 403 309 94
1981 589 489 100
1982 896 790 106
1983 1,231 1,116 115
1984 1,675 1,553 122
1985 1,820 1,699 121
1986 2,655 2,515 140
1987 4,733 4,572 161 #67 girl name
1988 5,661 5,448 213 #64 girl name
1989 9,507 9,257 250 #31 girl name
1990 9,691 9,494 197 #32 girl name
1991 11,617 11,431 186 #26 girl name
1992 11,883 11,714 169 #23 girl name
1993 11,536 11,375 161 #24 girl name
1994 9,918 9,752 166 #29 girl name
1995 8,338 8,182 156 #33 girl name
1996 7,795 7,655 140 #36 girl name
1997 5,671 5,572 99 #57 girl name
1998 5,649 5,550 99 #56 girl name
1999 4,491 4,400 91 #72 girl name
2000 3,731 3,669 62 #88 girl name
2001 3,337 3,267 70 #99 girl name
2002 2,932 2,881 51
2003 2,611 2,569 42
2004 2,270 2,198 72
2005 1,998 1,960 38
2006 1,942 1,895 47
2007 1,736 1,698 38
2008 1,748 1,715 33
2009 1,544 1,520 24
2010 1,367 1,348 19
2011 1,287 1,262 25
2012 1,238 1,211 27
2013 1,058 1,046 12
2014 1,035 1,015 20
2015 966 948 18

Want to know about the popularity of the Kelsey baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 149,770 babies born with the name Kelsey in the United States. That's more than enough Kelseys to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kelsey" was in 1992 with a total of 11,714 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kelseys)

According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kelsey" ranks #15 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 34 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1993. Across the entire United States a total of 11,536 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Kelsey popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kelsey" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kelsey as well as things modernly associated with the name Kelsey such as celebrities named Kelsey.

Origin and Meaning of Kelsey

The name "Kelsey" is of English origin, and it means "From Ceol's Island". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer is an actor, voice actor, comedian, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Kelsey was born in 1955 as Allen Kelsey Grammer in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kelsey

Kelsey Chow
Kelsey Davenport
Kelsey Mayfield
Kelsey Nixon
Kelsey Pryor
Kelsey Snell
Kelsey Poe
Kelsey Hilson

Alternative Meanings

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

S is for strength, there when needed.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yeslek". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eklyes". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Kelsey born Jan 18, 1946

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 1175. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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