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Chelsea isn't as popular as it was during the 1980s and 1990s, but it remains on the list of top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States and is likely to stick around for a while. A trendy London neighborhood, a former first daughter and a famous movie character all helped push the name into the top 100 in decades past, but these days it's a name that isn't too far out there but isn't too worn out either. It pairs well with some great middle names, ranging from the traditional, like “Rose,” to something more unique, like “Evangeline.”

Meaning of the name Chelsea:

British: Chalk wharf or landing place

Origin of the name Chelsea:

Chelsea is derived from an Old English word that meant “chalk wharf” or “chalk landing place.” It was a place on the River Thames where chalk and limestone were delivered.

Symbolism of the name Chelsea:

Many people associate the baby name “Chelsea” with the trendy London neighborhood, which was especially popular with artists, writers, poets, musicians, actors and fashion designers during the 1960s and 1970s.

Style of the name Chelsea:

Modern

Gender of the name Chelsea:

Chelsea is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Chelsea:

CHELL-see

Number of syllables in the name Chelsea:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Chelsea:

Chelsea evokes images of a person who is intelligent and fashionable.

Alternative spellings for the name Chelsea:

  • Chelsie
  • Chelsey

Nicknames for the name Chelsea:

  • Chelse
  • CeeCee
  • Chellie
  • Chelle
  • Chessie

Popularity of the name Chelsea:

Chelsea first made the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States in 1969. In 1992, it made it as far as number 15 on the list. As of 2020, it had fallen back to number 646, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Chelsea:

Great middle names for Chelsea and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Chelsea:

  • Chelsea Clinton (daughter of President Bill Clinton)
  • Chelsea Handler (comedian)
  • Chelsea Cooley Altman (former Miss USA)
  • Chelsea Green (wrestler and stuntwoman)
  • Chelsea Kane (singer and actress)
  • Chelsea Manning (soldier and activist)
  • Chelsea Noble (actress)
  • Chelsea Yarbro (writer)

Chelseas in popular culture:

  • Chelsea Daniels (character from the TV show “That's So Raven”)
  • Chelsea Cunningham (character on the “Batman Beyond” TV show)
  • Chelsea Fox (character from the TV show “EastEnders”)
  • Chelsea Benson (character from the soap opera “Days of Our Lives”)
  • Chelsea(character from the TV show “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”)
  • Chelsea Thayer Wayne (character in the film “On Golden Pond”)