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Gender: Male Origin of Kelso: Scottish place and surname

The name Kelso is a boy's name of Scottish origin. Kelso and is often added to lists like Scottish Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

This name of a town in Scotland, one of the earliest recorded surnames in the whole British Isles, has more vitality, and is more boyish, than the feminized Kelsey.

Some will surely associate it with the character of Michael Kelso, usually referred to simply as Kelso by his friends, portrayed by Ashton Kutcher on That '70s Show.

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Famous People Named Kelso

Pop Culture References for the name Kelso

Michael Kelso, Ashton Kutcher's character on "That 70s Show"
Dr. Bob Kelso, character from the TV series "Scrubs"
Kelso, a town in the Scottish Borders
Kelso the frog, a conflict resolution tool for young children
Zeke Kelso, character in Disney's "That Darn Cat,"