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Origin & Meaning

The name Calvin is of French and English origin.

The meaning of Calvin is "bald".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 182 in baby name popularity for boys with 2319 occurrences.  It ranked 16922 in popular baby names for girls with 5 occurrences. 

View the Calvin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Calvin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Calvin to other names.


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Related Names

The name Calvino is a form of Calvin.

Calvin has the diminutive (nickname) Cal.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Calvin Coolidge, Calvin Peete.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Calvin in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Calvin.

Just for fun, see the name Calvin in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Calvin in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.