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What does Kelven mean?

Kelven Pronunciation of Kelven [kel-ven] as a boys' name is of English derivation, and Kelven means "friend of ships". Kelven is an alternate form of Kelvin (English).

Associated with: friend.


Kelven has 4 variants: Kellven, Kelvan, Kelvon and Kelvyn.

3 more alternative forms via Kelvin: Kelwin, Kelwinn and Kelwyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Kelken, Kenven, ..

(female) Keler, Kelke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kelven Chad (K.C.), ..

How popular is Kelven?

Kelven is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Kelven is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kelvin (#650 via latest list) is the only prominent variation form of Kelven (outside Top 2000). This form of Kelven was popular as a baby name 55 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and is now significantly less widespread. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kelvin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kelven is pronounced similarly to Calvin, Kalvin and Kalvyn. Other suggested similar names are Alven, Beaven, Belden, Beven, Delvin, Delvon, Deven, Elven, Felten, Galven, Jeaven, Jeven, Jevven (see Jevon), Kalen, Kayven, Keagen, Keegen, Keen, Keenen, Kelan, Kelbey, Kelden, Keldon, Kellan, Kelle, Kellen, Keller, Kelley, Kellin, Kelsey, Kelten, Keltin, Kelton, Kelvis, Kelvys (see Kelvis), Kervin, Kervyn, Kevan, Keven, Keveon, Kevin, Kevon, Kevyn, Keyvan, Kolten, Kylen, Melden, Mellen, Melvin, Melvon, Melvyn, Merven, Nelsen, Neven, Reuven, Selden, Teven and Welden. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kelven.

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