I have been trying to find out the origin and meaning of my first name: Kelby.
So far I have been able to find out that there are two origins and both have a similar type of meaning.
The first is Old English in origin, meaning "From The Farm", whilst the second is German
in origin meaning "a Babbling Brook
in the Country" (or something to that effect). As far as I can gather, the German
origin is older than that of the English origin.
For the life of me, I cannot remember where I got this information regarding the German
version, but my parents are my only other source of the Old English version.
I have no more information except to say that although I am male, I have heard on occasion (in films etc.) that this name may be used for either males or females.
I would appreciate any further information, or sources of information.