US Popularity:279
Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Bald, little bald one
Calvin is a boy's name of French and Latin origin ideal for those emboldened with confidence. Stemming from the French word chauve, Calvin embraces the meaning of "bald," or "little bald one," making it particularly suitable for delicate newborns. Yet Calvin possesses much more than surface-level features. A bare crown can signal a spiritual rebirth or a shedding of the old for the welcoming of the new. It's a fitting homage to the famed reformer and humanist lawyer John Calvin, known for his controversial break from the Catholic Church. So if you have a budding non-conformist on your hands or an openness to defying the status-quo, Calvin may be the right way to go.

Famous People Named Calvin

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    United States President
  • Calvin Harris
  • Calvin Johnson
    Football Player
  • Calvin Klein
    Fashion Designer

Calvin Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Calvin is currently #406 on The Bump
Boy:Calvin is currently #237 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Calvin is currently #279 in U.S. births
Boy:Calvin is currently #152 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 5
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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