Kellen

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kellen

"Kellen" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Descendant of the brightheaded one". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A male given name

Kellen was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Kellen

Kellen Moore is a football player for the Dallas Cowboys. Kellen was born on July 12th, 1989 in Prosser, Washington.

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Kellen Winslow II is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Kellen was born on July 21st, 1983 in San Diego.

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Kellen Winslow is a football player for the San Diego Chargers. His most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to 1987. Kellen was born on November 5th, 1957 in St. Louis.

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Kellen Clemens is a football player. Kellen was born on June 6th, 1983 in Burns, Oregon.

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Kellen Davis is a football player. He has had major accomplishments since 2008. Kellen was born on October 11th, 1985 in Adrian, Michigan.

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Kellen Gulley is a soccer player for the Mississippi Brilla, IMG Academy, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Atlanta Silverbacks, and United States men's national under-17 soccer team. Kellen was born on April 6th, 1994 in Clinton, Mississippi, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kellen

Konrad was born on December 14th, 1913 in Berlin. Konrad is also known as Katzenellenbogen and Konrad. He breathed his last breath on April 8th, 2007.

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David was born in 1804 in Amsterdam. David is also known as David van der Kellen II. He left this life in 1879.

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Henri was born on April 7th, 1927 in Hautcharage. He left this life on August 27th, 1950.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1954 5 0 5
1955 5 0 5
1956 5 0 5
1957 11 0 11
1958 8 0 8
1959 9 0 9
1960 10 0 10
1961 16 9 7
1962 16 9 7
1963 17 10 7
1965 16 11 5
1966 13 6 7
1967 7 7 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 8 8 0
1975 12 7 5
1977 6 0 6
1978 5 0 5
1979 17 5 12
1980 53 9 44
1981 221 30 191
1982 446 40 406
1983 416 33 383
1984 366 25 341
1985 396 40 356
1986 369 51 318
1987 348 54 294
1988 347 57 290
1989 269 40 229
1990 261 27 234
1991 228 39 189
1992 212 41 171
1993 226 42 184
1994 208 44 164
1995 267 39 228
1996 244 37 207
1997 216 26 190
1998 221 29 192
1999 248 25 223
2000 288 22 266
2001 257 15 242
2002 287 17 270
2003 417 30 387
2004 512 37 475
2005 491 20 471
2006 507 21 486
2007 539 20 519
2008 651 23 628
2009 677 24 653
2010 864 26 838
2011 902 23 879
2012 954 22 932
2013 777 19 758
2014 683 12 671
2015 593 25 568
2016 455 16 439

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Popularity of Kellen as a first name

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Popularity of Kellen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kellen U.S.
  White 94.05% 64.26%
  African American 2.13% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.75% 16.26%

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People with the last name Kellen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kellen

  • How Popular is the name Kellen? Kellen is the 1,899th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kellen was the 20,274th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kellen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,607 babies born with the first name Kellen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kellen to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kellen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1954 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kellen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kellen is Wednesday, July 27th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Kellen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kellen was in 2012 with a total of 932 babies.
  • Random Kellen Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kellen ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 28 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Kellen: Your name in reverse order is Nellek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eklnel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kellen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,312 people with the last name Kellen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kellen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kellen as their last name since less than 1 person in 227k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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