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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States sculptor who first created mobiles and stabiles (1898-1976)
  1. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist James Alexander Calder (1915-1990).

Notable Persons Named Calder

Calder was given the name Calder Baynard Willingham, Jr. on December 23rd, 1922 in Atlanta. He died on February 19th, 1995.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Calder

Alexander "Sandy" Calder was an artist in the field of sculpture. Alexander was born on August 22nd, 1898 in Lawnton, Pennsylvania, U.S. He passed away on November 11th, 1976.


David Calder is an actor. He was most prominent from 1970 to present. David was born on August 1st, 1946 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK.


Kathryn Calder is a musician. She plays Electronic keyboard, Accordion, Guitar, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 2003 to 2003. Kathryn was born on June 17th, 1982.


Clive Calder is a co-founding zomba group, chief executive officer, executive producer, and record producer. He plays Bass guitar. He was most active from 1971 to 2003. Clive was given the name Clive Ian Calder on December 13th, 1946 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Laura was born on April 20th, 1970.


Alexander Stirling Calder was an artist in the field of sculpture. Alexander was born on January 11th, 1870. He breathed his last breath on January 7th, 1945.


How popular is the baby name Calder in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1980 9 0 9
1981 9 0 9
1983 6 0 6
1984 19 0 19
1985 13 0 13
1986 6 0 6
1987 11 0 11
1988 23 0 23
1989 18 0 18
1990 14 0 14
1991 13 0 13
1992 17 0 17
1993 26 0 26
1994 21 0 21
1995 20 0 20
1996 16 0 16
1997 18 0 18
1998 24 0 24
1999 26 0 26
2000 34 0 34
2001 28 0 28
2002 38 0 38
2003 40 0 40
2004 57 0 57
2005 46 7 39
2006 62 0 62
2007 39 0 39
2008 64 0 64
2009 65 0 65
2010 65 0 65
2011 83 6 77
2012 72 7 65
2013 70 0 70
2014 87 0 87
2015 85 6 79
2016 120 0 120
2017 105 0 105
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Calder

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Calder as a first name

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Popularity of Calder as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Calder U.S.
  White 85.96% 64.26%
  African American 6.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Calder

People with the last name Calder are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Calder

  • How Popular is the name Calder? Calder is the 8,244th most popular name of all time. As a last name Calder was the 6,848th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Calder have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,469 babies born with the first name Calder in the United States. That's more than enough people named Calder to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Calder? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Calder first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Calder is Thursday, July 28th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Calder born? The highest recorded use of the first name Calder was in 2016 with a total of 120 babies.
  • Random Calder Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Calder is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Calder: Your name in reverse order is Redlac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rlaecd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Calder? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,915 people with the last name Calder.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Calder? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Calder as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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