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Kelby is a unisex baby name of Norse origin. It means “dweller at a farm near a stream or well”. Kelby is originally a surname and is now a popular given name. It is a name with an evocative, nature-related meaning excellent for any little boy or girl.

Meaning of the name Kelby:

Norse: dweller at a farm by a stream or well

Origin of the name Kelby:

Kelby is a unisex baby name of Norse origin that means “dweller at a farm by a stream or well”. Kelby is both a given name and a surname.

Symbolism of the name Kelby:

Kelby is a name associated with streams and wells. Streams are narrow bodies of water that symbolize creation, creativity, change, movement, and inspiration. Wells are symbolic of healing, divine power, knowledge, and long life.

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Gender of the name Kelby:

Kelby is a unisex baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Kelby:


Number of syllables in the name Kelby:


Emotion evoked from the name Kelby:

Kelby evokes feelings of respect and friendliness.

Alternative spellings for the name Kelby:

Kelbie, Kellby, Celby

Nicknames for the name Kelby:

Popularity of the name Kelby:

According to the Social Security Administration, Kelby is a popular unisex baby name. As a boy’s name, Kelby was in the top 1000 baby names from 1988 to 1995. It peaked at #746 in 1991. As a girl’s name, Kelby has never been in the top 1000 baby names list.

Related names for the name Kelby:

Great middle names for the name Kelby and their meanings:


  • Zane (God is gracious)
  • Nico (people of victory)
  • Luca (man from Lucania)
  • Theo (gift of God)
  • Alder (old, the tree)
  • Linden (linden tree hill)
  • Sylvan (from the forest)
  • Oliver (olive tree)


  • Minna (child of the red earth)
  • Acadia (idyllic place)
  • Danica (morning star)
  • Dagny (new day)
  • Anne (grace)
  • Nell (bright, shining one)
  • Edith (prosperous in war)
  • Winnie (holy peacemaking, gentle friend)

Famous people with the name Kelby:

  • Kelby Aaron Tomlinson (American baseball player)
  • Kelby G. Woodard (American politician)
  • Sterling Kelby Brown (American actor)
  • Kelby Johnson (American actor)
  • Kelby Collins (American football player)

Kelby in popular culture:

  • Kelby (video games, “Crush Crush”)
  • Commander Kelby (television, “Star Trek Enterprise”)
  • Kelby Ròsach (media, “Pokemon” franchise)
  • Prince Kelby (television, “Cannon Busters”)
  • Kelby (video games, “Monster Hunter Rise”)
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