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Meaning of Kelvin

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The name Kelvin has the following meaning:

A friend of ships; a man of the river.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Kelvin is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 410 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Kelvin fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 21 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 477 in the Top 1000 charts.

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


The name Kelvin is pronounced as kel-vin


Kelvin originates from the Scottish language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Kelvin and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Kelvin: Boys - Colin, Glendon, Keith, Girls - Alana, Alison, Davina, Dree, Euna, Fiona, Iona, Jamya, Janet, Kenzie, Xenia, Both genders - Clyde, Lockie


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We think the name Kelvin 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 Kelvin to be: Handsome and intelligent chap

In one word, you might describe Kelvin as a(n) "intelligent" person.

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Famous persons

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

Kelvin John Thomson, born on 1 May, a famous politician. Kelvin John Thomson's background: An Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Wills, Victoria.

Kelvin D. Moore , born on 15 August, a famous athlete. Kelvin D. Moore 's background: A former Australian rules footballer in the (then) Victorian Football League. Kelvin Moore was one of the best full-backs of his era and played in three Hawthorn Football Club premierships during his 300-game career from 1970-1984. In 2005 Moore was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Kelvin Calder MacKenzie, born on 22 October, a famous media personality. Kelvin Calder MacKenzie's background: An English media executive and former newspaper editor. He is best remembered for being editor of The Sun newspaper between 1981 and 1993, an era in which the paper was firmly established as Britain's best selling tabloid.
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