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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kalvin

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Canada says the name Kalvin means "Kind and brave boy" and is of Unknown origin.
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Wiktionary
  1. reamer (tool)

Notable Persons Named Kalvin

Kalvin Phillips is a soccer player for the Leeds United F.C. Kalvin was born on December 2nd, 1995 in Leeds, England.

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Kalvin McRae is a football player. Kalvin was born on August 30th, 1985.

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Kalvin Pearson is a football player. He was most prominent from 2002 to 2009. Kalvin was born on October 22nd, 1978 in Town Creek, Alabama.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1933 5 0 5
1936 5 0 5
1942 5 0 5
1943 6 0 6
1946 6 0 6
1947 6 0 6
1948 10 0 10
1949 8 0 8
1950 17 0 17
1951 6 0 6
1952 19 0 19
1953 16 0 16
1954 28 0 28
1955 23 0 23
1956 28 0 28
1957 41 0 41
1958 42 0 42
1959 55 0 55
1960 58 0 58
1961 69 0 69
1962 49 0 49
1963 55 0 55
1964 48 0 48
1965 42 0 42
1966 45 0 45
1967 51 0 51
1968 53 0 53
1969 56 0 56
1970 45 0 45
1971 50 0 50
1972 41 0 41
1973 36 0 36
1974 37 0 37
1975 44 0 44
1976 49 0 49
1977 43 0 43
1978 35 0 35
1979 57 0 57
1980 53 0 53
1981 61 0 61
1982 58 0 58
1983 65 0 65
1984 63 0 63
1985 75 0 75
1986 86 0 86
1987 94 0 94
1988 111 0 111
1989 107 0 107
1990 121 0 121
1991 106 0 106
1992 103 0 103
1993 120 0 120
1994 107 0 107
1995 110 0 110
1996 123 0 123
1997 137 0 137
1998 135 0 135
1999 125 0 125
2000 118 0 118
2001 116 0 116
2002 137 0 137
2003 109 0 109
2004 117 0 117
2005 127 0 127
2006 132 0 132
2007 158 0 158
2008 154 0 154
2009 151 0 151
2010 128 0 128
2011 129 0 129
2012 126 0 126
2013 142 0 142
2014 117 0 117
2015 167 0 167
2016 156 0 156
2017 174 0 174

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Popularity of Kalvin as a first name

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Popularity of Kalvin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kalvin U.S.
  White 84.02% 64.26%
  African American 2.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kalvin

People with the last name Kalvin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kalvin

  • How Popular is the name Kalvin? Kalvin is the 3,472nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Kalvin was the 105,600th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kalvin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,707 babies born with the first name Kalvin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kalvin to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kalvin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kalvin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kalvin is Thursday, May 30th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Kalvin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kalvin was in 2017 with a total of 174 babies.
  • Random Kalvin Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kalvin is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 19 babies in California have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Kalvin: Your name in reverse order is Nivlak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vlkian. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kalvin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 169 people with the last name Kalvin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kalvin? Kalvin is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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