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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Kelso

  • How many people with the first name Kelso have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 231 babies born with the first name Kelso in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kelso to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kelso? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kelso first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kelso is Tuesday, January 30th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Kelso born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kelso was in 2006 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Kelso Factoid: According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kelso is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1933.
  • Weird things about the name Kelso: Your name in reverse order is Oslek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eoksl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kelso? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,671 people with the last name Kelso.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kelso? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Kelso as their last name.
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Popularity of Kelso as a first name

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Popularity of Kelso as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kelso U.S.
  White 86.46% 64.26%
  African American 7.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kelso

People with the last name Kelso are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kelso" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kelso as well as things modernly associated with the name Kelso such as celebrities named Kelso.

  1. A town in the Scottish Borders region.

Other Inspirations for the Name Kelso

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Kelso And Jackie
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Kelso Horse
Kelso That 70s Show
Kelso Wa

What does the name Kelso mean?

Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Lis for lucky, who is more?

Sis for sweetheart, you really are!

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

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