Surname statistics for Kelsey

There are approximately 4,544 people named Kelsey in the UK. That makes it the 2,312nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Kelsey.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45442312N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)221720120.00774
Change since 1881+2327-3000-2
Other Countries
United States138492397N/A51


People with the surname Kelsey are less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Kelsey
David Kelsey
Peter Kelsey
Andrew Kelsey
Paul Kelsey
James Kelsey
Robert Kelsey
Mark Kelsey
Stephen Kelsey
Malcolm Kelsey
Michael Kelsey
Ian Kelsey
Lee Kelsey
Brian Kelsey
Christopher Kelsey
Timothy Kelsey
Jason Kelsey
Keith Kelsey
Alan Kelsey
Simon Kelsey

Top female forenames

Sarah Kelsey
Susan Kelsey
Yvonne Kelsey
Helen Kelsey
Elizabeth Kelsey
Katherine Kelsey
Lucy Kelsey
Joanna Kelsey
Valerie Kelsey
Linda Kelsey
Pamela Kelsey
Patricia Kelsey
Deborah Kelsey
Anna Kelsey
Emma Kelsey
Francesca Kelsey
Judith Kelsey
Claire Kelsey
Mary Kelsey
Donna Kelsey


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.