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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.

Kelvin is also pronounced similarly to Calvin and Kalvyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Delvin, Kellin, Keltin, Kelvis, Kervin, Kevin and Melvin.

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Popularity of Kelvin

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 names popularity of Kelvin name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Kelvin with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Kelvin name in U.S.
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