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What does Calder mean?

Calder Pronunciation of Calder [calder] as a boys' name is pronounced KAHL-der. It is of Celtic and Old English origin, and the meaning of Calder is "stream". Geographical name based on rivulets in the English landscape, such as Brooks and Burne. Sculptor Alexander Calder.

Associated with: old english, stream (river).


Calder has 1 variant: Caulder.

Creative forms:
(male) Calmer, Calter, ..

(female) Calde, Caldy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Calder Ishaan (C.I.), ..

How popular is Calder?

Calder is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6661 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Calder entered the list in 2011 and reached its apex position of #1715 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #1864 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calder name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Calder outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only other prominent related form of Calder (#1864 a year ago) is Brooks (#232 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Calder was at its peak in 2015 (usage of 0.09%). Brooks is the most trendy baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Calder, Brooks in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Calder and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Balder, Baldor, Baldur, Balfer, Cade, Cadel, Caden, Caide, Caiden, Calbert, Cale, Caleb, Caley, Calvert, Camden, Carden, Carter, Carver, Casper, Caster, Cayden, Chalmer, Colden, Colier, Colter, Colver, Coulter, Culver, Elder, Haider, Halden, Halver, Hayder, Jader, Lander, Malden, Nader, Palmer, Rayder, Sander, Valter, Vander, Walden, Walder, Walker, Waller, Walter, Wilder, Xander and Zander. These names tend to be more commonly used than Calder.

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