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What does Kalvin mean?

Kalvin Pronunciation of Kalvin [kalvin] as a boys' name is pronounced KAL-vin. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Kalvin is "bald". See also Calvin and Kelvin.


Kalvin has 1 variant: Kalvyn.

9 more different relations via Calvin, Kelvin: Calvino, Kellven, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kelwin, Kelwinn and Kelwyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Kalvid, Kalvon, ..

(female) Kalven, Kalvna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kalvin Gunnar (K.G.), ..

How popular is Kalvin?

Kalvin is an unusual given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#94227 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kalvin entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #941 in the U.S. in 1990, and is currently at #1132. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Calvin (#171 via latest list) and Kelvin (#650) are the popular variation forms of Kalvin (#1132 via latest list). These forms of Kalvin were favored by parents during the years 1920-1929 (average #1360) and are somewhat less conventional today (#651, 30.1% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kalvin, Calvin, Kelvin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alvin, Dallin, Dalvwin (see Delvin), Darvin, Davin, Delvin, Earvin, Elvin, Galin, Gallvin (see Galvin), Galvan, Galven, Galvin, Galvon, Garvin, Gavin, Havin, Jalin, Kadin, Kaelin, Kaidin, Kain, Kalan, Kalen, Kalil, Kalin, Kalman, Karlin, Katlin, Kavan, Kaydin, Kayvan, Kayven, Keallin (see Keelan), Kellin, Keltin, Kelvis, Kervin, Kevin, Klein, Koltin, 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 more frequently used than Kalvin.