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in the U.S.
since 1880
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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 Kelty

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  • A submission from Louisiana, United States says the name Kelty means "Grove/wooded area" and is of Celtic / Gaelic origin.
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Alt. Meaning

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for look, the way you look at life.

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

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

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelty

Matt was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Mary was born in 1789 in Cambridge. She died on January 8th, 1873.


John Kelty was an athlete. John was born on March 10th, 1871 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He breathed his last breath on April 13th, 1929.


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Popularity of Kelty as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kelty U.S.
  White 85.72% 64.26%
  African American 7.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.04% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kelty

People with the last name Kelty are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kelty

  • How Popular is the name Kelty? Kelty is the 31,956th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kelty was the 14,691st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kelty have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 138 babies born with the first name Kelty in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kelty 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 Kelty? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kelty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kelty is Monday, March 25th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Kelty born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kelty was in 2010 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kelty: Your name in reverse order is Ytlek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tekly. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kelty? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,024 people with the last name Kelty.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kelty? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kelty as their last name since less than 1 person in 145k 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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