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Kelso Meaning and Origin

The name Kelso is a boy’s name meaning “chalk ridge” and is of Scottish origin. It comes from Old English cealc ‘chalk’ + hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’. It is believed to have originated from the name of a place in the Scottish Borders called Kelso, which means “chalk river” in Old English. The name Kelso is one of the earliest recorded surnames in the British Isles. As a first name, Kelso is quite rare and is most commonly used in the United States. It is sometimes used as a shortened form of the name Kelsey or as a surname that has been passed down through a family. In addition to its use as a personal name, Kelso is also the name of several places in the United States, including a city in Washington state and a town in California. Kelso is also the name of a breed of rooster that was developed in the United States.

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