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Quick Facts on Chelsea

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 271
Simple meaning:
Chalk landing place

Characteristics of Chelsea

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Chelsea

The name Chelsea is derived from the stylish, hip, artistic and prosperous district in West London. Not only was the mini-skirt launched in Chelsea in the 1960s, but the area also launched a new female name that decade. The word Chelsea originates from the Old English term “Cealc-hyð” which means ‘chalk-wharf’ to signify a landing place on the River Thames (where Chelsea is located) for chalk or limestone. Chelsea Manor was also a former royal residence acquired by Henry VIII of England in 1536 but was replaced with fashionable residential streets by the early 19th century. The London center of the Swinging Sixties, Chelsea was brought to the American awareness in the latter part of the 20th century. The name also acquired some currency through Chelsea Clinton, the First Daughter of Bill and Hilary Clinton.

Popularity of the Name Chelsea

The name Chelsea made her debut on the U.S. popularity charts in 1969 when the Swinging Sixties were in full swing. It only took the name 15 years to achieve a spot on the Top 100 list of most commonly used girl names. Chelsea became as fashionable and stylish as the district for which she is named. The height of Chelsea’s popularity came in 1992 (the year Clinton was elected as the U.S. 42nd President). In that year, Chelsea was the 15th most popular girl’s name in America. This is a massive achievement for a brand-new name; a name that seemed to appear out of thin air. Alas, her stay on the Top 100 list would be brief, falling off in 1999. The name has pretty much been going backwards on the charts for the past decade. This only means that Chelsea is no longer “en vogue” as she was during the late 1980s and 1990s. It doesn’t mean the name stopped being pretty! Chelsea is as modish and chic as she ever was – only today, fewer little girls have to share this stylish name!
Popularity of the Girl Name Chelsea
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Chelsea

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Chelsea

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Chelsea

    Chelsea We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Chelsea.

  • Popular Songs on Chelsea

    Popular Songs on Chelsea

    (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea - a song by Elvis Costello

    Black Stockings for Chelsea - a song by the Sports

    Chelsea - a song by the Counting Crows

    Chelsea - a song by Daniel Ash

    Chelsea - a song by Mest [explicit]

    Chelsea - a song by Stefy

    Chelsea Baby - a song by Against All Authority

    Chelsea Dagger - a song by The Fratellis

    Chelsea Girl - a song by Simple Minds

    Chelsea Girls - a song by Blanks 77

    Chelsea Monday - a song by Marillion

    Chelsea Morning - a song by Joni Mitchell

    Chelsea Rodgers - a song by Prince

    Midnight in Chelsea - a song by Jon Bon Jovi

    The Chelsea Hotel - a song by Graham Nash

    Third Week in the Chelsea - a song by Jefferson Airplane

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Chelsea

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Chelsea

    Chelsea and the Outrageous Phone Bill (Hilda Stahl) - Chelsea held her breath as Dad told them the worst possible news in the entire world. They were moving away from Oklahoma--far away! That meant Chelsea would have to leave her best friend Sid behind! How could Dad do this to her? Soon Chelsea and her family were settling into their new home in Middle Lake, Michigan. But she missed Sid so much. If only they could still have their great talks. She knew she shouldn't call long distance - especially every day. But having her own phone in her bedroom was so tempting. Before long she was in big trouble. How could she get out of her dilemma - or survive without a best friend for that matter? First book in the series about Chelsea by Hilda Stahl. Recommended for ages 9-14.

    Chelsea Martin Turns Green (Becky Thoman Lindberg) - It's bad enough that the magic marker Chelsea uses on her face and hands for a Leprechaun contest doesn't quite wash off, leaving her skin a little green. She's also green (with envy) when it seems as if the new third grader, Abigail, is trying to steal best friend Mary Lynne. All of her efforts to win Mary Lynne back only result in trouble. In the end, however, she learns that Abigail isn't so bad, and that three can be good friends, too. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Chelsea Morning (Joni Mitchell) - Dreamy creatures frolic as a young girl awakens to a smiling sun, passes the day with various pixies, and eventually says goodnight to a moon enchantress. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Chelsea's Tree a story for Step Children (Marcy McCann) - A sturdy hard covered book containing a beautifully illustrated story, activities, maps, stickers, and a photo album section. The book has a multicolored handle for ease of carrying. Geared to stepchildren and children of blended families. Chelsea's Tree is a charming, original way to help a child make sense of his or her world. Recommended for ages 4-12.

    Perfectly Chelsea (Claudia Mills) - This beginning chapter book is a coming-of-age story about a girl trying to make sense of the world around her. Chelsea Garing wants to be perfect. At school, at home, or in church, the fourth grader follows the rules. Danny Repetti is her opposite. In church, he laughs when her candle lighter goes out; at school, she tattles on him for making her drop her sandwich. Her friend Naomi Goldberg tells her that she was "mean," which causes Chelsea to question her own idea of perfection. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Project: Rescue Chelsea (Melody Carlson) - Meet Morgan, Amy, Carlie, and Emily. They all live in the trailer park at 622 Harbor View in tiny Boscoe Bay, Oregon. Proximity made them friends, but a desire to make the world a better place - and a willingness to work at it - keeps them together. In book three, Project: Rescue Chelsea, Carlie makes a new friend. Chelsea Landers lives in a mansion and isn't always very kind. Carlie would like a best friend, but will Chelsea fit in with her other friends? Recommended for ages 9-12.

  • Famous People Named Chelsea

    Famous People Named Chelsea

    Famous People Named Chelsea - Chelsea Clinton (former First Daughter); Chelsea Handler (comedian/TV personality); Chelsea Cooley (former Miss USA); Chelsy Davy (on and off girlfriend of Prince Harry); Chelsea Georgeson (surfer); Chelsea Kane (actress/singer); Chelsea Noble (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Chelsea

    Children of Famous People Named Chelsea

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Chelsea - Bill Clinton (U.S. President); Hilary Clinton (U.S. First Lady, politician); Mark Hammil (figure skater); Rosie O'Donnell (TV personality); Steven Tyler (musician); Tom Berenger (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Chelsea - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Chelsea - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Chelsea.

Personality of the Girl Name Chelsea

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Chelsea

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