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Quick Facts on Kelsie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 947
Simple meaning:
Ship’s victory

Characteristics of Kelsie

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Kelsie

Kelsie is an Americanized respelling of Kelsey – a surname turned first name which was originally more popular for baby boys. As Kelsey became more common for girls in the United States, American parents adopted the cutesy “-ie” suffix and respelled the name to make it look even more youthful and girly. The English surname Kelsey ultimately originated from an ancient personal name Cēolsige created from the Olde English elements “cēol” (ship) and “sige” (victory). The first recorded spelling of the name, Keleseye, was from Lincolnshire in the 13th century; although the original masculine personal name dates back to pre 7th century England. There are towns in Lincolnshire named Kelsey to this day, located in northeastern England near the Scottish border. It is most likely that the personal name was given to a skillful shipman that sailed this coast off the North Sea or at least one who was involved in ship-building. Kelsey as a given name has been used for both males and females, so we’d consider it unisex although American parents of baby girls have hijacked the name and made it more female in the 21st century.

Popularity of the Name Kelsie

Kelsie dates back to 1985 as a girl’s name in America – at least that’s the point in time when the name was used with enough frequency to land a spot on the Top 1000 list for the first time. The name shot up the charts pretty quickly and achieved levels of respectable moderation in terms of usage in the mid-1990s. No surprise, this was right around the time that Kelsey had become a Top 25 favorite in the United States. Kelsie was merely added as another spelling option for American parents. The Kute K name trend was also in full swing by the mid-1990s so Kelsey/Kelsie were natural additions to the list of Katelyns, Kaylas, Kaylees, Kinleys and Kylies. Unfortunately for Kelsey and Kelsie right now, both of these little ships are sinking as they trend backwards on the charts today. Especially Kelsie with an “ie” – she’s barely hanging on to the Top 1000 list at this point. There was a time when her mast was high, but she may be coming into harbor for good now.
Popularity of the Girl Name Kelsie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kelsie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Kelsie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kelsie

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

  • Popular Songs on Kelsie

    Popular Songs on Kelsie

    Kelsie - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Kelsie.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Kelsie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Kelsie

    Kelsie's Potty Adventure (Cindy Prater) - This book is about a little girl who is very afraid to go the restroom. Kelsie is afraid of the potty, she thinks he can talk and that Mr. Potty would eat her up. Mommy has encouraged her to go to the restroom to meet Mr. Potty and to assure Kelsie that the potty can't talk and that he's isn't alive and won't eat her up, but Kelsie is convinced otherwise, until one day she walks down the hallway to see finally for herself and learns the reality of the situation. This book is intended to help other mommies encourage potty training. Cindy Prater is a Philanthropist and has been in the early childhood profession since 1996. Recommended for ages 2-4.

  • Famous People Named Kelsie

    Famous People Named Kelsie

    Famous People Named Kelsie - Kelsie Hendry (Canadian athlete)

  • Children of Famous People Named Kelsie

    Children of Famous People Named Kelsie

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Kelsie - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Kelsie.

  • Historic Figures

    Kelsie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Kelsie

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Kelsie

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