US Popularity:8147
Origin:Norse
Meaning:willow farm; the child's settlement
Kelby is a gender-neutral name, long considered an iteration of the Norse Shelby. Bearing strong Viking roots, Kelby is inspired by the ancient settlement Selby on the banks of the River Ouse. Established by the Vikings who landed there in the 8th century, the name derives from the Old Norse elements selja, "willow," and býr, "farm." Such connections bestow Kelby with the elegance and might of the mythical willow tree. Of course, Kelby also bears a close resemblance to the place name Kilby, imbuing the title with an Anglo-Saxon heritage. In this interpretation, Kelby finds renewed meaning as "the child's settlement" from the blending of the Old English cilda and the Norse element býr.

Kelby Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Kelby is currently #8147 in U.S. births
Boy:Kelby is currently #4960 in U.S. births
Girl:Kelby is currently #10696 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
Gender:
Girl
#10696
in 2023
- 3860
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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