Kelechi

First Name
720
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kelechi

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Kelechi is of Nigerian origin and means "Thank God".
  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Kelechi is of Nigerian origin and means "Thank God".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Kelechi is of Nigerian origin and means "Thank/Glorify God".
Other origins: African

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Notable Persons Named Kelechi

Kelechi Iheanacho is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., Manchester City F.C. Reserves, Academy, Nigeria national under-17 football team, Nigeria national under-20 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Kelechi was born on October 3rd, 1996 in Imo, Nigeria.

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Kelechi Osemele is a football player for the Baltimore Ravens. Kelechi was born on June 24th, 1989 in Houston.

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Kelechi Zeal Iheanacho is a soccer player for the Enyimba International F.C., Bridge FC, Wisła Kraków, Wawel Kraków, Wisła Płock, Stomil Olsztyn (football), Widzew Łódź, Vasas SC, KSZO Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, and Elana Toruń. Kelechi was born on July 12th, 1981 in Aba, Abia.

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Kelechi Osunwa is a soccer player for the Bright Stars FC, Dolphins F.C. (Port Harcourt), Al-Hilal Club (Omdurman), Al-Merrikh SC, BEC Tero Sasana F.C., Ismaily SC, Nigeria national football team, and Sudan national football team. Kelechi was born on October 15th, 1984 in Rivers State.

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Kelechi Okoye is a soccer player for the Rangdajied United F.C., Mighty Jets F.C., Gombe United F.C., Heartland F.C., Lobi Stars F.C., JUTH F.C., Shillong Lajong F.C., Nigeria national under-20 football team, and Nigeria national football team. Kelechi was born on May 28th, 1984 in Jos.

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Kelechi Nwakali is an athlete for the Arsenal F.C. Academy.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelechi

Tekno Miles is an afro pop music, rhythm, blues, and hip hop musician. He plays Vocals, Human voice, and Acoustic guitar. His ongoing career started in 2012. Tekno was given the name Augustine Miles Kelechi on December 17th, 1992 in Bauchi. Tekno is also known as Golden Boy of Africa.

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George Kelechi is an athlete for the Phnom Penh Crown FC.

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Mark Kelechi is an athlete for the Abia Comets.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 6 0 6
1980 8 8 0
1982 12 0 12
1984 7 0 7
1985 13 6 7
1986 8 0 8
1987 12 6 6
1988 7 0 7
1989 19 5 14
1990 14 6 8
1991 16 6 10
1992 19 5 14
1993 20 10 10
1994 28 7 21
1995 34 13 21
1996 14 0 14
1997 26 9 17
1998 24 7 17
1999 31 14 17
2000 27 10 17
2001 25 11 14
2002 34 10 24
2003 23 10 13
2004 36 15 21
2005 32 8 24
2006 28 13 15
2007 22 10 12
2008 17 5 12
2009 24 6 18
2010 17 6 11
2011 13 6 7
2012 22 8 14
2013 19 5 14
2014 14 0 14
2015 8 0 8
2016 23 5 18
2017 18 6 12

Fun Facts about the name Kelechi

  • How Popular is the name Kelechi? Kelechi is the 13,008th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Kelechi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 720 babies born with the first name Kelechi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kelechi to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kelechi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Kelechi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kelechi was in 2002 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Kelechi Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kelechi is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Kelechi: Your name in reverse order is Ihcelek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kilchee. 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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