Kela

First Name
900
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kela

User Submitted Origins

     Hawaiian
43%
     Greek
14%
     German
14%
     African
14%
     English
14%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Zambia says the name Kela is of African origin and means "Happiness".
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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kela

Keone Kela is a baseball player for the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers (baseball). Keone was born on April 16th, 1993 in Los Angeles.

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Anssi Kela is a rock music singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singing. He has been prominent since 2001. Anssi was born Anssi Kela on July 29th, 1972 in Kerava.

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Adrien was born on July 23rd, 1991.

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Jarno Kela is an athlete for the Kajaanin Haka.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1950 7 7 0
1951 5 5 0
1958 6 6 0
1960 5 5 0
1961 5 5 0
1963 8 8 0
1964 7 7 0
1965 10 10 0
1966 6 6 0
1967 8 8 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 13 13 0
1970 17 17 0
1971 21 21 0
1972 15 15 0
1973 22 22 0
1974 15 15 0
1975 27 27 0
1976 21 21 0
1977 23 23 0
1978 21 21 0
1979 28 28 0
1980 19 19 0
1981 23 23 0
1982 24 24 0
1983 17 17 0
1984 16 16 0
1985 25 25 0
1986 16 16 0
1987 17 17 0
1988 23 23 0
1989 31 31 0
1990 27 27 0
1991 19 19 0
1992 21 21 0
1993 27 27 0
1994 32 32 0
1995 22 22 0
1996 21 21 0
1997 28 28 0
1998 20 20 0
1999 22 22 0
2000 25 25 0
2001 14 14 0
2002 19 19 0
2003 15 15 0
2004 14 14 0
2005 15 15 0
2006 9 9 0
2007 12 12 0
2008 10 10 0
2009 7 7 0
2011 7 7 0
2016 8 8 0
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International Interest for Kela

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Fun Facts about the name Kela

  • How Popular is the name Kela? Kela is the 11,278th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 900 babies born with the first name Kela in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kela to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kela is Thursday, September 19th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Kela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kela was in 1994 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Kela Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kela is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Kela: Your name in reverse order is Alek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leka. 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).
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