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Meaning of Calvin

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The name Calvin has the following meaning:

The little bald one. "Hairless". A Roman clan name turned surname.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Calvin is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 221 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Calvin fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 3 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 231 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Calvin in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Calvin is pronounced as kal-vin


Calvin originates from the French language.

See other suggested French boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Calvin and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Calvin: Boys - Chase, Devonte, Durango, Jacque, Marcel, Tyson, Vernon, Girls - Blanche, Dixie, Genevieve, Renee, Romona, Both genders - Chandler, Dabney, Mallory



Common nicknames for the name Calvin are: Cal


We think the name Calvin should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Calvin to be: A multifaceted person with a strong character

In one word, you might describe Calvin as a(n) "strong" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Calvin (or its variants) are:

Calvin Coolidge, born on 4 July, a famous politician. Calvin Coolidge's background: The thirtieth President of the United States (19231929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His actions during the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight. Soon after, he was elected as the twenty-ninth Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the death of Warren G. Harding. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative.

Calvin Murphy, born on 9 May, a famous athlete. Calvin Murphy's background: A retired American professional basketball player who played as a guard for the NBA's Houston Rockets from 1970-1983.

Calvin Klein, born on 19 November, a famous fashion designer. Calvin Klein's background: The US fashion designer was born Calvin Richard Klein in New York. A marketing, as well as a design, genius, his name is as internationally recognizable as Coca-Cola or Nike. He is particularly popular for his underwear range and perfumes such as CK One and Obsession.
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