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Pronunciation

kælvən

Origin

English

Meaning

Calvin is derived from the old French word calve, meaning “bald”. Most babies are born with smooth, hairless little heads, which is probably why this old name has endured through the ages! Calvin still does reasonably well as a baby name, although it hit the height of its popularity in the 1920s. It’s a gentle-sounding name with cute little nicknames like Cal and Vinnie to boot!

Rank in the year 2015

Calvin was ranked #304 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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