US Popularity:25901
Other Origin(s):Irish
Meaning:One who shines; Bright-headed; War, strife
Short and sweet, the name Kel packs plenty of light to guide baby through the darkness. This gender-neutral name has Irish and Albanian roots. Coming from the Albanian moniker Shkëlzen, it translates to “one who shines,” which matches baby’s glowing potential to a tee. Matching this radiant tone, Kel can also be an adorable nickname for the Irish moniker Kelly, which can mean “bright-headed.” If you’re looking for an edgier tone, Kel’s Irish connections can also connect it to the meanings of “war” or “strife.” Whether baby is more like a bright light in your family or a battle-ready force of nature, Kel can make for a perfect fit.

Kel Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Kel is currently #25901 in U.S. births
Boy:Kel is currently #29061 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 3589
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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