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Kelvin Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Kelvin is of Irish and English origin.

The meaning of Kelvin is "narrow river".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 684 in baby name popularity for boys with 365 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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Kelvin falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Kelvin Bryant, Kelvin Cato, Kelvin Thomson, Kelvin Harvick.

Name Fun

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

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.