Kelsey - girls name

Kelsey name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 75%

Kelsey name meaning:

The name Kelsey is of English origin and has a Celtic background. It is derived from the Gaelic surname Mac Coisdealbha, meaning "son of the one with the speckled helmet." It is said to have originated from the word "ceallach," which means "warrior" or "ship". In modern times, Kelsey is primarily used as a given name for girls.

People with the name Kelsey are often seen as confident, ambitious, and determined individuals. They possess a strong sense of adventure and enjoy taking risks. Kelseys are known for their leadership qualities and are often natural-born leaders. They have a knack for making decisions and taking charge of situations. Kelseys are also known for their independent and self-reliant nature. However, they can sometimes come across as stubborn or headstrong.

Overall, the name Kelsey carries a sense of strength and resilience. It embodies qualities of a warrior and a leader, making it a fitting choice for parents who desire a name that reflects these attributes for their daughter.

Origin: Scandinavian

From the ship's island.


Surnames, Unisex names

Related names

Kelsey , Kellsie

Other girls names beginning with K


Overall UK ranking: 1402 out of 5581

22 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (558)

Historical popularity of Kelsey

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