My best friend's name is Chelsea, so I really do think the name is beautiful. As mclevine said it was pretty popular in the 80s, but I think it is a gorgeous name that deserves a place in your Top 10, especially if you love it!
I really like it! I know a few, but not many at all. It's a cute sound, and energetic to boot. I give Chelsea a thumbs-up.
Honestly, Chelsea is forever tainted for me. I went to school with 3 or 4 Chelsea/Chelsies and they were all chavvy girls, one of whom really bullied me. Other Chelseas I've since come across IRL or on TV, in books/magazines etc have been very similar. I don't think it has the greatest image in England and it is dated.
But I think it fits quite well with Ashlyn, Alana & Bianca from the names in your signature.
Chelsea will forever be tied to the 80's/90's for me, I think I went to school with 6 of them so I'm not a huge fan
My name is Chelsea. I'm changing it, so I'm obviously not a big fan (it's nice to hear that someone likes it though ^_^). I don't know about where you live, but Chelsea is very common and It was also very popular/trendy around the time I was born (I was born in 1993). Idk how popular it is in England, but it's been in the top 500s here ever since. I've lived in three different states, and I always had to use my last name initial in school and other activities. I've met a bunch of Chelsea's (spelled all different kinds of ways). Nothing about this name is unusual in my opinion. It's so common and constantly overlooked. I have never been complemented on my name in my almost 20 years of life. Ever. The best I've ever felt about my name is neutral. Chelsea, for a lot of different reasons, just feels "off" to me (which is why I'm changing it). I'm not trying to turn you off from Chelsea, and there's nothing wrong with it. This is just my personal opinion and experience of living as a Chelsea. Not all Chelsea's feel this way of course! :)
I adore it too!
This is one of the names I can't stop pronouncing. Chelsea has such a soft sound.