Chelsea

First Name
159k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Chelsea

"Chelsea" is a name of English origin, and it means "Port for chalk or limestone". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From Old English Celchyth, from cealc (“chalk”) +‎ hyd (“landing place”).

  1. A district on the northern bank of the river Thames in western London.
  2. Any of several places (mostly in the US) named after it.
  3. A type of porcelain once manufactured there.
  4. A female given name, derived from the London borough.

Notable Persons Named Chelsea

Chelsea was given the name Chelsea Victoria Clinton by her parents Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton on February 27th, 1980 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.

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Chelsea Manning is a soldier. Chelsea was given the name Bradley Edward Manning on December 17th, 1987 in Crescent, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Chelsea Peretti is a comedian. Chelsea was given the name Chelsea Vanessa Peretti on February 20th, 1978 in Oakland, California.

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Chelsea Handler is an observational comedy, news satire, and ribaldry comedian. Chelsea was given the name Chelsea Joy Handler on February 25th, 1975 in Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.

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She has been prominent since 2009. Chanel was given the name Chelsea Chanel Dudley on September 1st, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Chelsea Kane is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 2001 to present. Chelsea was given the name Chelsea Kane Staub on September 15th, 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. Chelsea is also known as Chelsea Staub, Staub, and Chelsea.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Chelsea

Princess Chelsea is an indie pop, synthpop, and baroque pop musician. She has been prominent since 2009. Princess was given the name Chelsea Nikkel in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Viscount Chelsea was a politician. Viscount was born on June 13th, 1868 in London. He breathed his last breath on July 2nd, 1908.

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Geoffrey was born on December 1st, 1904. He breathed his last breath on August 4th, 1989.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1910 5 5 0
1914 5 0 5
1915 7 7 0
1916 7 0 7
1918 13 7 6
1919 12 5 7
1920 5 0 5
1922 7 7 0
1924 6 0 6
1925 6 6 0
1926 5 5 0
1927 7 7 0
1930 10 5 5
1932 5 5 0
1935 5 5 0
1942 5 5 0
1944 5 0 5
1950 6 6 0
1952 5 5 0
1954 7 7 0
1956 5 0 5
1957 6 6 0
1959 7 7 0
1960 9 9 0
1961 5 5 0
1963 6 6 0
1964 8 8 0
1965 7 7 0
1966 8 8 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 42 42 0
1969 201 201 0
1970 226 226 0
1971 202 202 0
1972 218 218 0
1973 240 240 0
1974 377 377 0
1975 356 350 6
1976 448 441 7
1977 482 482 0
1978 512 505 7
1979 450 443 7
1980 545 540 5
1981 542 542 0
1982 1,723 1,715 8
1983 2,719 2,707 12
1984 3,547 3,529 18 #84 girl name
1985 3,632 3,614 18 #75 girl name
1986 3,772 3,753 19 #73 girl name
1987 6,652 6,630 22 #47 girl name
1988 8,910 8,880 30 #33 girl name
1989 11,298 11,249 49 #27 girl name
1990 12,815 12,782 33 #24 girl name
1991 13,542 13,510 32 #18 girl name
1992 16,196 16,174 22 #15 girl name
1993 11,308 11,290 18 #25 girl name
1994 7,728 7,714 14 #38 girl name
1995 6,774 6,760 14 #47 girl name
1996 5,874 5,865 9 #55 girl name
1997 4,467 4,460 7 #73 girl name
1998 3,525 3,518 7 #94 girl name
1999 2,733 2,725 8
2000 2,380 2,380 0
2001 2,118 2,118 0
2002 1,791 1,784 7
2003 1,838 1,838 0
2004 1,763 1,752 11
2005 1,734 1,734 0
2006 1,824 1,824 0
2007 1,641 1,641 0
2008 1,514 1,514 0
2009 1,429 1,429 0
2010 1,416 1,416 0
2011 1,424 1,424 0
2012 1,356 1,356 0
2013 1,175 1,175 0
2014 1,193 1,193 0
2015 1,060 1,054 6
2016 928 928 0

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Popularity of Chelsea as a first name

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Popularity of Chelsea as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Chelsea

  • How Popular is the name Chelsea? Chelsea is the 455th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Chelsea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 158,840 babies born with the first name Chelsea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chelsea to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chelsea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Chelsea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chelsea is Friday, April 30th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Chelsea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chelsea was in 1992 with a total of 16,174 babies. That's a lot of babies named Chelsea!
  • Random Chelsea Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chelsea ranks 87th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 60 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Chelsea: Your name in reverse order is Aeslehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Claseeh. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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