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Kelsey Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Kelsey?

The somewhat popular name Kelsey was the 417th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

This top 500 contender has seen rankings outside of the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #23 in 1992 with 11,713 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Kelsey was less than 5, most recently in 1944.

Kelsey, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1955-1958, and 1964-1991, whereas 1993-2016 were years of successive downward movement.

Sometimes the name Kelsey has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Kelsey popularity headed?

Kelsey's popularity is at a very low point when measured against its most notable year.

Kelsey's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Kelsey lately has dropped.

The name Kelsey still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Kelsey is much less frequently used as a given name.

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   Kelsey (Girl)Kelsey (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 738 417 16 5,624
2017 786 397 19 5,014
2016 856 383 10 7,877
2015 951 344 18 5,171
2014 1,017 328 20 4,777
2013 1,049 304 12 6,820
2012 1,212 268 27 3,833
2011 1,263 254 25 4,043
2010 1,349 233 19 4,938
2009 1,521 212 24 4,213
2008 1,716 195 33 3,388
2007 1,698 202 38 3,057
2006 1,897 185 47 2,559
2005 1,960 173 38 2,822
2004 2,198 148 72 1,756
2003 2,569 130 42 2,490
2002 2,883 118 51 2,109
2001 3,267 99 70 1,670
2000 3,669 88 62 1,773
1999 4,400 72 91 1,324
1998 5,550 56 99 1,232
1997 5,572 57 99 1,202
1996 7,655 36 140 932
1995 8,182 33 156 874
1994 9,749 29 166 827
1993 11,378 24 161 830
1992 11,713 23 169 806
1991 11,431 26 186 748
1990 9,494 32 197 727
1989 9,256 31 250 630
1988 5,453 64 213 649
1987 4,573 67 161 723
1986 2,516 112 140 769
1985 1,698 168 121 808
1984 1,554 177 122 789
1983 1,116 224 115 817
1982 791 310 106 867
1981 489 437 100 892
1980 309 600 94 920
1979 222 738 90 928
1978 164 888 84 948
1977 144 961 84 931
1976 116 1,060 101 835
1975 105 1,113 97 849
1974 88 1,246 73 957
1973 77 1,319 73 946
1972 76 1,331 73 947
1971 71 1,458 72 959
1970 49 1,810 71 953
1969 45 1,854 38 1,287
1968 24 2,581 39 1,226
1967 32 2,100 24 1,587
1966 17 3,099 23 1,634
1965 16 3,198 17 1,959
1964 20 2,865 23 1,679
1963 22 2,656 18 1,930
1962 19 2,863 21 1,783
1961 18 3,013 15 2,185
1960 13 3,582 21 1,794
1959 15 3,171 25 1,609
1958 23 2,416 13 2,318
1957 12 3,574 19 1,865
1956 12 3,584 22 1,699
1955 16 2,892 13 2,265
1954 15 2,953 19 1,791
1953 18 2,557 14 2,149
1952 10 3,669 13 2,210
1951 9 3,852 17 1,875
1950 10 3,553 9 2,674
1949 6 4,970 24 1,527
1948 9 3,736 19 1,737
1947 8 4,170 8 2,991
1946 7 4,215 16 1,850
1945 6 4,288 12 2,066
1944 < 5 -- 12 2,127
1943 < 5 -- 12 2,226
1942 5 4,986 14 1,997
1941 < 5 -- 11 2,269
1940 < 5 -- 8 2,763
1939 < 5 -- 10 2,359
1938 < 5 -- 12 2,136
1937 < 5 -- 15 1,876
1936 < 5 -- 8 2,742
1935 < 5 -- 8 2,828
1934 < 5 -- 5 3,948
1933 < 5 -- 10 2,456
1932 < 5 -- 11 2,396
1931 < 5 -- 12 2,272
1930 < 5 -- 16 1,932
1929 < 5 -- 11 2,514
1928 < 5 -- 12 2,459
1927 < 5 -- 10 2,810
1926 < 5 -- 15 2,135
1925 < 5 -- 18 1,906
1924 < 5 -- 14 2,298
1923 < 5 -- 16 2,073
1922 < 5 -- 10 2,906
1921 < 5 -- 15 2,213
1920 < 5 -- 7 3,658
1919 < 5 -- 13 2,327
1918 < 5 -- 15 2,119
1917 < 5 -- 11 2,495
1916 < 5 -- 13 2,208
1915 < 5 -- 9 2,729
1914 < 5 -- 10 2,193
1913 < 5 -- 11 1,744
1912 < 5 -- 10 1,686
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.