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Meaning and Name Origin

Kelwin \k(e)-lwin, kel-win\ as a boys' name. Kelwin's name origin is English, and Kelwin means "friend of ships". Kelwin is a derivative of Kelvin (English): also possibly a place name referring to a river. Seldom used as a birth name.


Kelwin has 2 variants: Kelwinn and Kelwyn.

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


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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kelwin and corresponding names. The only prominent varying form of Kelwin (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Kelvin (#684 in 2014). This boy name reached the apex of its popularity during the years 1960-1969 and is now much less widespread, with the form Kelvin becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 Colwin, Kaelin, Kalin, Keallin, Keelin, Kelan, Kellan, Kellen and Kellin. Other recommended similar baby names are Delwin, Keltin, Kerwin, Klein, Melwin and Selwin. Like Kelwin, these names are not commonly used.