What does Calvin mean?
Calvin [calvin] as a boys' name is pronounced KAL-vin. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Calvin is "little bald one". Diminutive of "calve", from French "chauve". A Roman family clan name turned surname. Transferred to a first name as homage to 16th-century French religious reformer Jean Calvin, whose thinking deeply influenced the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Huguenot branches of Protestantism. More familiar in modern times due to Bill Watterson's cartoon feature "Calvin and Hobbes". American President Calvin Coolidge; composer Calvin Hamptom; Italian author Italo Calvino.
Calvin has 1 feminine form: Calvina.Creative forms:
(male) Calvinny, Calvwin, ..
(female) Calvinny, Calvna, .. Middle name pairings:
Calvin Vincent (C.V.), ..
How popular is Calvin?
Calvin is a very popular first name for males (#155 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3664 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Calvin for boys. Calvin reached its highest rank of #80 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is at #171 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the history of the boy name Calvin and corresponding names. Kalvin (#1132 a year ago) and Cal (#1257) are the popular alternative forms of Calvin (#171 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Calvin was common among parents a century ago (median #1199) and is somewhat less today (#853, ▼37%).
Calvin is alike in pronunciation to Kalvyn, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvin, Kelvon and Kelvyn. Other recommended names are Alvin▼, Caidin, Cailin, Cain▲, Calan, Callan▲, Callis, Camdin, Caolain, Cardin, Carlin, Carmin, Carvil, Catlin, Cavan, Caydin, Clevon, Coldin, Colin, Collin, Colwin, Corvin, Cullin, Dallin▼, Dalvwin (see Delvin), Darvin, Davin, Delvin, Earvin, Elvin▼, Galin, Gallvin (see Galvin), Galvan, Galven, Galvin, Galvon, Garvin, Gavin, Havin, Jalin, Kalin, Malin, Mallin, Malvin, Malvinn (see Malvin), Malvyn (see Malvin), Marvin▼, Melvin▼, Nalin, Rayvin, Salvian, Salvino, Salvio, Savin, Talin, Tallin, Tavin and Walwin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Calvin.See names in meaning and etymology.