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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 boy name Kalvin.


Popularity

Kelvin is a very popular first name for males (#358 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kelvin for boys (2014 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 popularity of the boy name Kelvin and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kalvin and Kelvin. (2014 statistics).


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

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


Similar Names

Kelvin is also 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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