Name: Kelsey

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kelsey

  • Meaning:
    Cenel's land
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (KEL see)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Kelsey)
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Miscellaneous Info for Kelsey

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The surname Kelsey originated as a place name in Lincolnshire, England. It comes from the Old English name Cenel (which itself came from a word which meant 'fierce' or 'brave') plus the Old English noun 'eg' (meaning 'island' or 'low-lying land'). As a first name it is often associated with the male actor Kesley Grammer, but Kelsey has also been used regularly as a girl's name in the US since the 1970s. In 2006 the name remained in the US top 1000 for both genders.

Similar Names to Kelsey for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Kelsey (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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