• 231 Kelso
First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

How to Pronounce Kelso

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Kelso

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  1. A town in the Scottish Borders region.

Notable Persons With the Name Kelso

Kelso Roberts was an Ontario MPP and Member of Provincial Parliament (Ontario). Kelso was born on September 11th, 1898 in Hastings, Ontario. He died on October 8th, 1970.


Kelso Cousins is a sports team member for the Waterhouse F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelso

Michael Kelso is a student, model (people), chef, waiting staff, police officer, and security guard.


M.D. Dr. Robert Kelso is a fictional character.


Frank Kelso is a military person. His military service ended in 1994.


Beverley Kelso is a ska musician. She was most prominent from 1963 to 1965. Beverley was born in 1948 in Kingston, Jamaica.


Mark Kelso is a football player. Mark was born on July 23rd, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mark is also known as Peeps.


William Kelso is an influential person. William was born in 1941.


Where is the name Kelso popular?

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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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Fun Facts about the name Kelso

  • How Popular is the name Kelso? Kelso is the 24,162nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kelso was the 4,096th most popular name in 2010.
  • 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 Kelso. 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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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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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.