Kelby

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
135
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kelby

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Alt. Meaning

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for love, everlasting.

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Notable Persons Named Kelby

Kelby Tomlinson is a baseball player for the San Francisco Giants. Kelby was born on June 16th, 1990 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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Kelby Woodard is a small business and legislator. Kelby was born in 1970. Kelby is also known as Woodard and Kelby G..

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Kelby Mason is an athlete for the Heart of Midlothian F.C. Reserve and Youth squads.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelby

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1948 5 0 5
1949 5 0 5
1950 8 0 8
1951 7 0 7
1952 6 0 6
1953 11 0 11
1954 6 0 6
1957 10 0 10
1958 9 0 9
1959 6 0 6
1960 7 0 7
1961 5 0 5
1964 7 0 7
1966 7 0 7
1967 14 0 14
1968 23 0 23
1969 23 0 23
1970 44 0 44
1971 48 0 48
1972 57 0 57
1973 56 0 56
1974 53 7 46
1975 46 0 46
1976 55 7 48
1977 55 7 48
1978 37 0 37
1979 50 6 44
1980 54 5 49
1981 48 9 39
1982 32 0 32
1983 50 7 43
1984 58 13 45
1985 62 10 52
1986 68 10 58
1987 110 22 88
1988 133 19 114
1989 137 20 117
1990 157 34 123
1991 277 90 187
1992 242 88 154
1993 221 70 151
1994 200 48 152
1995 196 58 138
1996 147 50 97
1997 175 65 110
1998 187 53 134
1999 177 59 118
2000 125 50 75
2001 167 59 108
2002 126 58 68
2003 161 52 109
2004 156 46 110
2005 120 41 79
2006 111 39 72
2007 123 47 76
2008 127 48 79
2009 82 29 53
2010 108 35 73
2011 83 33 50
2012 91 32 59
2013 71 24 47
2014 69 29 40
2015 64 23 41
2016 50 19 31
2017 42 13 29

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Popularity of Kelby as a first name

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Popularity of Kelby as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kelby U.S.
  White 80.74% 64.26%
  African American 17.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kelby

People with the last name Kelby are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kelby

  • How Popular is the name Kelby? Kelby is the 3,671st most popular name of all time. As a last name Kelby was the 126,765th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kelby have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,267 babies born with the first name Kelby in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kelby to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kelby? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kelby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kelby is Friday, June 29th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Kelby born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kelby was in 1991 with a total of 187 babies.
  • Random Kelby Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kelby is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Kelby: Your name in reverse order is Yblek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kbyle. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kelby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 135 people with the last name Kelby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kelby? Kelby is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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