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Gender: Female Origin of Chelsea: London and New York place-name Chelsea's Popularity in 2017: #381

The name Chelsea is a girl's name . Chelsea is ranked #381 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Place Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory: Top 100 US Girls".

From the experts:

Chelsea is still being used, but it was much more popular a few decades ago--it peaked at Number 15 in 1992. Chelsea first entered the American consciousness in a major way via the character Jane Fonda played in On Golden Pond in 1981 and later of course was frequently in the headlines when Chelsea Clinton (whose name was inspired by the lyric of a the Joni-Mitchell-Judy Collins song "Chelsea Morning") became First Daughter.

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Famous People Named Chelsea

Chelsea Victoria Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton
Chelsea Joy Handler, American comedienne, author, and TV personality
Chelsea Cooley, Miss USA 2005
Chelsea Noble (born Nancy Mueller), American actress and wife of Kirk Cameron
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning), American activist, whistleblower and former soldier
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, American novelist
Chelsea Joy Wolfe, American singer-songwriter
Chelsea Vanessa Peretti, American actress/comedienne
Chelsea Houska, American TV personality ("Teen Mom 2")
Chelsea Kane, American actress
Chelsea Hobbs, Canadian actress
Chelsea Field (born Kimberly Botfield), American actress
Lois "Chelsea" Brown, American actress
Chelsea Anne Green aka Laurel Van Ness, American pro wrestler
Chelsea Elizabeth Islan, Indonesian actress
Chelsea Jean Crowell (b. 1982), daughter of singers Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell

Pop Culture References for the name Chelsea

Chelsea Daniels, character on TV's "That's So Raven"
Chelsea Yeager, character on TV's "Brothers & Sisters"
Dr Chelsea Mullins, character on TV's "Melissa & Joey"
Chelsea Brimmer, character on TV's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
Chelsea Fox, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Chelsea Roberts, Barbie's youngest sister
Chelsea Lutz, character in movie "The Amityville Horror"
Chelsea Knot, character in "Speechless" by Hannah Harrington
Chelsea Thayer Wayne, character in "On Golden Pond"
Chelsea, neighborhoods in both London and New York City
Chelsea Grin, deathcore band
"Chelsea," song by band The Summer Set
"Chelsea Dagger," song by The Fratellis
"Chelsea Morning," song by Joni Mitchell


Starelli Says:


Love it. If it didn't interfere with the future last name, I'd be on it.

chechechelss Says:


I was called Charleesi by the postman the other day. And my aunt called me Chelsea-ah for the first 5 years of my life.
Otherwise it's not that bad. Sometimes I'll be in the shops and I mistake being yelled at by some angry mum but she's just yelling at her poor kid. 😅

Liz Kent Says:


All names get misspelled and mispronounced, so don't worry about it!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I'm from England, UK. The first time I heard of this name being used was when a boy at school said that he had a new baby sister called Chelsea. That family were massive fans of the football club, and she was directly named after their favourite team. It made me think of it as a stupid name from the start. I'm still not keen, and I do like Kelsey or Kelsie, but not Kelsea.

cbrewer2210 Says:


I'm a Chelsea and was born in 1990. I always had another Chelsea on my soccer team and in my class, as well as at least one Kelsey. My parents, (albeit unintentionally), pronounced my name "Chelt-see" due to accents. My friends joked that I had an invisible t in my name and even started writing it with the t to differentiate the two Chelsea's in our friend group!

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Nozomi Says:


Maybe Chelseah, Chelsa, Chela, Chelsha, Chelsae, Chesa, Cheslea these are some names i came up with that reminded me of Chelsea.

snowsbeloved Says:


Something about the -sea part that I don't like. I also think of cheese for some reason... I love the possibility of the nickname Chel (like the sexy character from the El Dorado animated movie). But I would just forgo Chelsea.

chelsea_draws Says:


I'm a Chelsea May. I too have only had very few pronunciation issues. I was born in 1990 and haven't met any other Chelseas my age (which is weird because this website says it was most popular in '92.)

ThistleThorn Says:


lol! I used to pronounce this Chelsa!

Alsace Says:


My name is Chelsea and I'm very happy with it. I've only had only very occasional issues with pronunciation/spelling. I was born in the late 70s so I really didn't know anyone else with my name growing up. It's more common now but most other Chelsea's are 10 or so years younger, which I don't mind at all as many people assume I'm younger than I am!

Melanie Anne Pierce Says:


Seems to be the only name on my husband's list of girl names right now. (I think it's mainly so he can name her after a soccer team!) I like it, but am not totally in love with it. Maybe if it had the right middle name with it. Mine and my mother's middle names are Anne, so we could continue that tradition, but I'm definitely open to something a little more creative. Any suggestions?

calyma Says:


my parents named me Chelsea and kittykate928 might be surprised by how common an issue that is... i've also gotten Ches-lee and a few times: Kel-see. it's very frustrating. i also get a lot of misspellings: Chelsee, Chelsey, Chelsy and even Chelsie. my own grandmother misspells my name. Londoners (and I'm assuming probably New Yorkers too) are the only ones who can both pronounce and spell it correctly consistently. all this, along with some unrelated and personal issues i have with the name, led me to start going by Casey a few years ago. there are still a few issues with spelling (i.e. KC) but i have yet to have anyone mispronounce it so that's something.

kittykate928 Says:


Every time I come across this name in text, I read it as "Chels-ee-ah" before correcting myself.