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Kelvin meaning and name origin
Kelvin \k(e)-lvin, kel-vin\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Kellven, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kelwin, Kelwinn and Kelwyn.
For more information, see also the related name Kalvin.
Baby names that sound like Kelvin are Calvin, Galvin and Kalvyn.
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Popularity of Kelvin
Kelvin is a very popular first name for men (#358 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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