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What does Kelvin mean?

Kelvin \k(e)-lvin, 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.


Variations

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Kalvin.


Popularity

Kelvin is a very prominent first name for males (#358 out of 1220, Top 29%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 usage of Kelvin and related names. Kalvin is the only other prominent variation form of Kelvin (#684 last year) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name was at its apex in 1990 and is now significantly less, with the form Kelvin becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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


Similar Names

Kelvin is pronounced similarly to Calvin and Kalvyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Delvin, Kellin, Keltin, Kelvis, Kervin, Kevin and Melvin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kelvin.

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