Calvin

Calvin - A very unique male name



  Jun 15,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Calvin, meaning bald, hairless, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #155. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Calvin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Calvin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Calvin. The baby boy name Calvin was given to 1,942 baby boys in 2012, ranking #189 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 845 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Calvin peaked in popularity 95 years ago in 1924 on position 44.



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Calvin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Calvin is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #78 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #344.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Calvin is where you live.


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Calvin origin and meaning

Calvin is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bald, hairless. To see famous people named Calvin, pop culture references for the name Calvin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Calvin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Calvin, sorted by popularity.

Cleven / Colvin /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012189
2011207
2010215
2009231
2008226
2007229
2006219
2005219
2004218
2003223
2002224
2001215
2000213
1999211
1998202
1997192
1996182
1995181
1994195
1993184
1992192
1991189
1990172
1989161
1988152
1987157
1986162
1985177
1984176
1983180
1982176
1981172
1980184
1979178
1978187
1977178
1976183
1975178
1974178
1973175
1972173
1971168
1970165
1969163
1968155
1967154
1966160
1965153
1964145
1963141
1962143
1961127
1960129
1959125
1958123
1957114
1956109
1955109
1954117
1953111
1952108
1951106
1950105
1949112
1948117
1947119
1946128
1945124
1944124
1943126
1942136
1941131
1940127
1939126
1938122
1937124
1936123
1935127
1934127
1933113
1932119
1931119
1930111
1929109
192894
192773
192665
192547
192444
192382
1922128
1921130
1920138
1919161
1918158
1917159
1916156
1915167
1914171
1913162
1912159
1911163
1910155

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota78
Maine94
Wisconsin98
Iowa111
Utah114
Massachusetts120
South Dakota126
Montana127
Oregon128
Michigan144
District of Columbia145
Alaska146
New Hampshire150
Wyoming161
Pennsylvania165
Washington167
Maryland168
Missouri169
Georgia171
Kentucky173
Idaho174
Indiana179
Ohio181
Kansas182
Colorado182
Illinois188
North Dakota190
Mississippi191
Louisiana192
Rhode Island208
Nebraska210
California213
Alabama218
South Carolina220
Virginia224
Florida233
North Carolina241
Connecticut242
Tennessee243
New York258
Arizona264
New Mexico270
Nevada275
New Jersey288
Texas302
West Virginia306
Hawaii307
Arkansas313
Oklahoma344

Even more about Calvin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Calvin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Calvin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1924
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Calvin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 845
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,942

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