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What does Kelwin mean?

Kelwin Pronunciation of Kelwin [kel-win] as a boys' name is an English name, and Kelwin means "friend of ships". Kelwin is a version of Kelvin (English).

Associated with: friend.


Kelwin has 2 variants: Kelwinn and Kelwyn.

5 more alternative forms via Kelvin: Kellven, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvon and Kelvyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Keewin, Keowin, ..

(female) Keldi, Kelsan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kelwin Brixton (K.B.), ..

How popular is Kelwin?

Kelwin is a rare first name for males. Kelwin is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Kelwin (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 is Kelvin (#650 in recent rankings). Other variants, like Kelvon, are seldom used. This form of Kelwin reached the apex of its popularity 6 decades ago (usage of 0.1%) and is now much less conventional. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kelvin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kelwin is alike in pronunciation to Colin, Collin, Colwin, Colwyn, Cullin, Kaelan, Kaelin, Kalan, Kalen, Kealan, Keallan, Keallin, Kealon, Keelan, Keilan, Keillan, Kelan, Kellan, Kellen, Kellin, Kilean, Kilian, Killian, Kylan and Kylen. Other recommended names are Alwin, Aylwin, Berwin, Delfin, Dellwin, Delvin, Delwin, Delwyn, Derwin, Elwin, Feltin (see Felton), Hedwin, Kalvin, Kelbie, Kelden, Keldon, Kelltin, Kelsie, Kelten, Keltin, Kelton, Kelvis, Kentin, Kervin, Kerwin, Kerwinn, Kerwyn, Kevin, Klein, Kleon, Kline, Koltin, Medwin, Mellin, Melvin, Melwin, Melwyn, Merwin, Selwin, Selwinn (see Selwyn), Selwyn, Walwin and Welwyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kelwin.

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