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Kelvin /kel-vin/ as a boys' name is pronounced KEL-vin. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Kelvin is "friend of ships". Also possibly a place name referring to a river.


Kelvin has 8 variants: Kellven, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kelwin, Kelwinn and Kelwyn.

Affiliated boy name: Kalvin.

Kreatif forms: Keivin, Kelvinna, Kelvinne. [more]

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Kelvin is a very prominent first name for males (#358 out of 1220, Top 29%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#89172 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the baby name history of Kelvin for boys. Kelvin entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #233 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, and is at #684 presently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kelvin name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Kelvin and related names. Kalvin is the only other prominent variation form of Kelvin (#684 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Kelvin was widespread in the year 1990 (average #614) and is somewhat less today (#842, down 59%), with the form Kelvin becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kelvin, Kalvin in U.S.

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

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Kelvin is pronounced similarly to Calvin and Kalvyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Alvin, Bevin, Bevvin, Delfin, Delvin, Delvon, Delwin, Dervin, Devin, Elvin, Feltin, Galvin, Jeavin, Jevin, Jevvin, Kaelin, Kalin, Keallin, Keelin, Kelan, Kelbie, Kelden, Keldon, Kellan, Kellen, Kellin, Kelltin, Kellvis, Kelsie, Kelten, Keltin, Kelton, Kelvis, Kelviss, Kelvys, Kentin, Kervin, Kervyn, Kerwin, Kevan, Keven, Kevin, Kevinn, Kevion, Kevis, Kevon, Kevyn, Keyvan, Klein, Koltin, Levin, Malvin, Medvin, Mellin, Melvin, Melvon, Melvyn, Melwin, Mervin, Nevin, Selwin and Tevin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kelvin.