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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Calin

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  • According to a user from Romania, the name Calin means "God blessed".
  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Calin means "Powerful Warrior".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Calin means "Rich MAN and cool" and is of Romanian origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ca"lin
An alloy of lead and tin, of which the Chinese make tea canisters.

Etymology: F., fr. Malay kelany tin, or fr. Kala'a, a town in India, fr. which it came


French, from Malay word for "tin", or perhaps Kalaa, the city from which it came.

  1. An alloy of lead and tin.

calin was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Mapudungun

Notable Persons Named Calin

Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu is a Leader of the National Liberal Party, Prime Minister of Romania, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Leader of theNational Liberal Party, Minister of Industry, Commerce, President of the Senate of Romania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Romania), and Ministry of P. Their career lasted from 2014 to 2008. Călin was born on January 14th, 1952 in Bucharest.


Calin was born on March 26th, 1962.


Călin Peter Netzer is a film director. They were most prominent from 2003 to present. Călin was born on May 1st, 1975 in Petroșani.


Călin Albuț is a soccer player for the CS Gaz Metan Mediaș, FCM Baia Mare, AF Gloria Bistrița, ASA 2013 Târgu Mureș, FC Rapid București, AFC Săgeata Năvodari, and FC Viitorul Constanța. Călin was born on May 23rd, 1981 in Bistrița.


Călin Cristea is a soccer player for the Othellos Athienou F.C., FC Unirea Alba Iulia, CS Pandurii Târgu Jiu, FC Brașov, and Romania national under-21 football team. Călin was born on May 6th, 1988 in Alba Iulia.


Calin was born on March 21st, 1915. They left this life on July 9th, 1989.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Calin

Augustin Călin is a soccer player for the FC Universitatea Craiova, FC Steaua București, FC Dinamo București, AFC Rocar București, Liaoning Whowin F.C., FC Oțelul Galați, and S.S. Real Montecchio. Augustin was born on August 5th, 1973 in Craiova.


Ottoi Călin was a physician. Ottoi was born in 1886 in Iași. They left this life in 1917.


Robert was born on April 26th, 1928. He left this life on June 14th, 1986.


William was born on April 4th, 1936.


Ivan Calin was a Member of the Parliament of Moldova, Prime Minister of the Moldavian SSR, President of Parliament(Acting), Prime Minister of Moldova, and President of the Moldovan Parliament. He was most prominent from 1985 to 1990. Ivan was born on March 10th, 1935 in Plot, Rîbnița District, Transnistria, Moldova. He passed away on January 2nd, 2012.


Vera was born on February 17th, 1921 in Bucharest. They breathed their last breath in 2013.


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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1960 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1980 5 0 5
1981 6 0 6
1982 5 0 5
1983 13 0 13
1984 6 0 6
1985 30 9 21
1986 25 10 15
1987 24 7 17
1988 32 7 25
1989 34 7 27
1990 20 0 20
1991 31 8 23
1992 29 8 21
1993 26 5 21
1994 40 12 28
1995 28 10 18
1996 32 12 20
1997 34 10 24
1998 42 9 33
1999 38 12 26
2000 31 7 24
2001 39 14 25
2002 34 5 29
2003 29 7 22
2004 33 10 23
2005 35 12 23
2006 43 7 36
2007 37 8 29
2008 29 0 29
2009 38 6 32
2010 47 10 37
2011 70 6 64
2012 47 0 47
2013 47 0 47
2014 46 5 41
2015 40 0 40
2016 23 0 23
2017 32 0 32

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Popularity of Calin as a first name

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Popularity of Calin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Calin U.S.
  White 83.18% 64.26%
  African American 5.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Calin

People with the last name Calin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Calin

  • How Popular is the name Calin? Calin is the 9,322nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Calin was the 62,359th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Calin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,210 babies born with the first name Calin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Calin to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Calin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Calin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Calin is Sunday, December 10th, 1922.
  • What year had the most people named Calin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Calin was in 2011 with a total of 64 babies.
  • Random Calin Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Calin is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Calin: Your name in reverse order is Nilac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlica. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Calin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 321 people with the last name Calin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Calin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Calin as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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