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What does Calvert mean?

Calvert Pronunciation of Calvert [calvert] as a boys' name is pronounced KAL-vert. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Calvert is "cowherd, cowboy". Occupational name and English surname. In America, borne by George Calvert, founder of Maryland. The Calvert dynasty, George, Cecilius, and Charles, ruled the colony of Maryland from 1632 until 1689. Their proprietarship of Maryland ended when, as Catholics, they were ousted by the new Protestant regime in England.

Associated with: old english, cowboy (warrior), occupational, surname, ruled (king), england.


Calvert has 1 variant: Calbert.

Creative forms:
(male) Clayvert, Cleavert, ..

(female) Calce, Calsea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Calvert Gunnar (C.G.), ..

How popular is Calvert?

Calvert is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#1922 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Calvert was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #1456 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Calvert is alike in pronunciation to Colvert. Other recommended names are Adalbert, Ailbert (see Albert), Albert, Alvert, Caerd, Calder, Cale, Caleb, Caley, Calogero, Calumet, Calvin, Calvino, Carter, Carvel, Carvell, Carver, Casper, Caster, Caulder, Chalmer, Chalmers, Clerc, Clerk, Colbert, Colet, Colier, Colter, Colver, Couvert (see Covert), Covert, Culbert, Culver, Dagbert, Dalbert, Delbert, Dilbert, Eilert, Elbert, Evert, Fabert, Filbert, Fulbert, Gellert, Gilbert, Halbert, Halburt, Halver, Halverd, Harbert, Hulbert, Lambert, Packert, Radbert, Taggert, Talbert, Wilbert and Wolfert. These names tend to be more commonly used than Calvert.