Calvin meaning

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Calvin Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \c(a)-lvin, cal-vin\
Number of People 👶 207,000
Rate in 2021 261
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 French
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Calvin Name Meaning

Meaning of name Calvin:

Calvin is the transferred use of a French surname, given to Nonconformists in honor of the French theologian John Calvin (1509-1564). The name comes from the French “chauve” meaning 'bald' (Cauvin is a diminutive of the Norman “calve/chauve” meaning 'small bald head'). John Calvin (Anglicism) was an influential religious scholar who broke away from the Catholic Church during the Protestant Reformation and is best known for developing Calvinism (a doctrine defined by predestination and total depravity, emphasizing the absolute sovereignty of God).


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Additional name description Calvin


The number seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with your spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average citizen. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious, and spiritual ideas to find the "real truth." Sevens are wise, but they often exude mystery as if they were tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly trying to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them very artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellects - so they are equally scientifically minded.


Given his religious importance among the Reformed Protestant churches, Calvin's name has been an old favorite with Americans. On the US charts since the government began tracking naming trends in 1880; Calvin has enjoyed consistent moderate-high usage. The height of the name's popularity came in the mid-1920s when, for a brief period, it was a Top 50 favorite among American parents. For the past 130 years, Calvin's name has averaged around the #150 position, although today it is no longer in the Top 200. Not only is Calvin's name influenced by the 16th-century theologian, but also the 30th President of the United States Calvin Coolidge, and archetypal American fashion designer Calvin Klein. But let's not forget Calvin from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, syndicated between 1985 and 1995 - the gorgeous, precocious, and imaginative little six-year-old, who along with his sardonic stuffed tiger Hobbes, is thrown into evil and chaos. A delightful character, we can easily see the attraction of this name (cartoonist Bill Watterson Calvin named John Calvin and Hobbes after Thomas Hobbes, a 17th-century political philosopher). Calvin is often shortened to the one-syllable form of the pet "Cal" (as in Cal Ripken, Jr.); That makes it a great choice for UC Berkeley graduates and "CAL" hobbyists alike. We also find it interesting that Calvin is associated with the number seven in numerology—the spiritual number, which makes it very appropriate for his original namesake, the religious theologian John Calvin.

Famous people named Calvin

Calvin Coolidge (President of the United States)

Calvin Klein (fashion designer)

Calvin Edwin "Cal" Ripken, Jr. (baseball player)

Calvin Broadus (rapper known as Snoop Dogg)

Calvino (Calvin and Hobbes comic strip)

Calvin Abrams (player baseball)

Calvin Cheng (fashion mogul)

Calvin Hill (soccer player)

Calvin Johnson (soccer player)

Calvin Murphy (basketball player) < br>

Characteristics of the Name Calvin

The characteristics of the name Calvin

They are frank and optimistic people. They are people who act with emotions before logic. Their feelings are quite strong and they act with confidence. They can express themselves quite clearly. The ready answer is people. They like to live life to the fullest and enjoyment.


He is a natural leader. He has his own opinions and thoughts. He does not make decisions under the influence of other people. He does not shy away from taking responsibility and duties. They are brave people. However, in some cases, they should not control their courage and make decisions immediately, be flexible, and take into account the opinions of other people.

They are very aggressive people. They decide according to the direction of events. They like to learn by doing. However, sometimes decision-making takes longer and they may fail. They are very honest and tolerant people. They love to do good. They love to travel. They may also have clumsiness due to their attacks.

They are complete soothsayers. His senses are perfectly strong. Sometimes they can't even believe it themselves. However, they must be careful. Sometimes they can confuse feelings and real life, they can make mistakes. They have great ideals and goals. They work to achieve these and they succeed. They work efficiently. They are people who like to possess.

They are very thoughtful and compassionate people. They are artistic and creative people. They are very good observers. They can be good fashion designers and writers. However, they can sometimes have trouble dealing with too much work. They can be voracious and starting other businesses without finishing their work may lead to their failure. They must act in a balanced and careful manner.

They are creative and unique people. They like to see things differently. They are very determined in what they do. They like a systematic and orderly life. They love to write. They love to keep a diary.

What Are the Advantages of the Name Calvin?

Although each individual has their advantages, the general advantages of people with the name Calvin are Cold, Sociable, Talented, Sportsman, Energetic, and Having Common Sense.

What Are the Disadvantages of the Name Calvin?

Although each individual has different disadvantages according to their own, the disadvantages of people with the name Calvin, in general, are that they are Lazy, Aggressive, Gluttonous, Careless, Fragile, Living in the World of Dreams

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Comments on the name Calvin
01/14/2024 00:00:00

I like this name because of Calvin (Cal) Ripken, the great Baltimore Orioles shortstop, for the hilarity of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, for the theologis John Clavin and because of my uncle Calvin, who fought in'the un't Big Red 1 in WWI.

01/14/2024 00:00:00


11/21/2023 19:03:38

i named my son Calvin in December because i personally know only one other Calvin. it means "Bald" and having bad family genes, i thought we would jinx him. what i also n'ticed during my pregnancy was a LOT of african-american people/characters with the name: Snoop Dogg, Lil Bow Wow's character in "Like Mike", the kid from "The PJ's", Vanessa's dad on "My Wife & Kids", a character in one of those stupid "epic/disaster" movies, and most recently in'the new "Valentine's Day". a very strange coincidence to see so many, just something i picked up on. the name is great, no matter who has it- it IS cool, i can call my baby Cal or Vinny, and he can grow with it.

10/30/2023 16:35:28

This happends to be the name of the woman I love. Naturally I find it extremely beautiful.

09/28/2023 11:04:32

My parents chose the name "Calvin" for me because they thought it was "unusual" at the time (this is New Zealand in'the late 1972s). They didn't have any knowledge of the name's historical and theological significance. As an adult I always have to reassure people that I do n't in any way come from a Calvinist background nor do I in any way adhere to Calvinist doctrine. Actually I really despise CalvinI'm, rejecting it categorically as a rigidly puritanical, misanthropic, racist and even fascist world view. Jean Calvin's legacy is, in my opinion, n't worth remembering.

09/17/2023 19:23:32

My father was named for Calvin Coolidge, who had been a friend of the family and lived in'the'same city. Now, 89 years later, my daughter has chosen'the name for her'son...well, without the Coolidge part. It's a great name.

09/07/2023 23:23:58

I love it! I was reading baby names out to my hubby and he is very hard to please. I read this one out and he'said no, but then looked up and asked how do you spell it and I told him and he'said mmm maybe... Oh I so hope he'says YES

09/03/2023 04:29:20

i think its the best boy name ever! its sxy and cute! XxXxXxX JeSs XxXxXxX

08/31/2023 06:32:36

like the'short form and long form. n't that common or trendy which is a plus.

08/16/2023 00:21:28

It is an alright name people generally pronounce it right, the only problem would be people trting to spell it with a K

08/09/2023 21:24:48

Thinking that it would be great to name me something unique, my parents somehow settled on Ebenezer; a name that'somehow both sounds like something you'd see in a 17th century Iberian obituary, and a callback to 'A Christmas Carol'. Here's the thing, just because a name is not very common, doesn't mean It's a good idea to name your child. Find a nickname for Ebenezer; no really, what can you think of❤️ Neezy❤️ Eb❤️ How about Scrooge❤️ Because I have been called Scrooge more often'than my own, actual, 19th century name that'should have been left in the past, alongside names like Ezekiel, or Geoff. In summary, Ebenezer is the name you jokingly give a houseplant,let alone anything with enough brain cells to recognize you clearly don't love it.

08/06/2023 04:21:54

I named my son Calvin, because of Calvin and Hobbes. The character reminds me of myself and my childhood, as I was very ornery. He is almost 4 now, and I living up to his name! LOL!

08/03/2023 23:45:32

I am a very young mom, and people seem surprised when I tell them what I named my new baby boy: "Calvin❤️ You didn't give him a dorky hippy name❤️❤️❤️" I think It's perfect- n't to wierd, but n't too common either. There's a little bit of trouble with pronunciation since I live close to the Mexican border, but after'saying it a couple of times most spanish-spakers get it alright. ("KAHL-veen❤️ Oh, ok!")

08/01/2023 12:41:14

Peeple r dumb eef thay kant speel mi naem. It maeks mI'maad!

07/07/2023 02:16:48

Sounds smart and strong yet is still a cute name. We wanted a name that would stand time. Now here's the'seemingly cheezie part: we are from the east coast but met in California. We won't live here forever'so CAL-vin will always remind us of our young life together!

07/06/2023 17:45:26

My name is Calvin. When I visit my family out of the US, they usually spell my name with a K. At school, there are about three Calvins, and yes i counted. Having been named Calvin, i have the honor of sharing it with many other famous "Calvin's" s/a Calvin Klein, Coolidge, and the ever popular Calvin and Hobbes comics.

06/04/2023 03:43:08

My husband's name was Calvin, but we called him Mat. He was the best. Calvin Reed Mathe's. I sure do miss him.

05/26/2023 09:35:18

My nephew's name is Calvin, he is so darling and the name fits him perfectly. His parents chose the name because It'sounded strong and was n't 'wierd' but n't 'common'. He reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes. Little mischevious blond hair blue eyed boy. SO cute.

05/14/2023 12:30:58

We named our son CALVIN JOHN and the entire family loves it. It'sounds strong and classic. We didn't want a trendy name'so when we saw this we loved it and also love the nicknames associated with it. he is 8 months and suits him perfectly!

04/28/2023 15:38:10


04/25/2023 18:34:20

We named our son Calvin in 2007 in honor of Calvin and Hobbes. We were going to name him Forrest but then Forest Gump came out. We have only encountered one other Calvin in his class. He is truly a Calvin and no other name would have done him right! Creative, funny, and the best 20 year old you'd want living at home (going to the JC then off to Berkeley or Santa Cruz UC.

04/12/2023 09:03:28

Im named Calvin and I have a lot of friends becaus'e of it

03/29/2023 21:29:10

Love it! Might use it for my baby due in Sept. if It's a boy. But people also say they think of the comic "Calvin & Hobbes". I like it b/c of the nickname "Cal".

03/12/2023 13:38:00

The big jump in 2012 is obviously due to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer character.

02/28/2023 21:51:04

My son's name is Calvin and it is a strong name that fits his personality. Easy to identify but n't super popular.

02/20/2023 04:00:52

Calvin was my great grandfather's name and is my son's name. He goes by Cal and It'suits him. Have only met one other child with the name, but several old men.

12/30/2022 21:12:28

Just named our baby boy Calvin. My wife & I have always loved this name and It's n't very common. He was named so because growing up I was a huge fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Cal Ripken Jr. wasmy favorite player. I am n't a comic book kind of guy, but I simply adore Calvin & Hobbes so this had an impact as well. We even bought a stuffed tiger for him (corny I know) which kind of looks like Hobbes in a way :)

12/08/2022 08:09:30

Yeah i gues the name aslhey is sorta popular but who cares its just a name!

10/27/2022 09:35:20

My sons name is Calvin. Here in'the n'therlands People always say and spell it wrong. They say "kAlwin" and spell it "Kelvin". I saw the name on a card once and I thought it was great. Offcourse there is Calvin Klein and one of the characters in Jennifer's Crusies' book 'Bet me" is Called Calvin. Now, my son is three years old an I think the name Calvin fits him perfectly... I still think its a great name and am glad I Gave it to my son...

07/30/2022 06:50:42

We named our son Camden back in 2013 in hopes that he would n't have a ton of kids in his class with the'same name. Well, he is the only Camden in his class but there is a Camden on his baseball team and I have met 2 other mothe's with Camdens. Oh well. I still love the name and so does everyone else!! They love the originality of it.

06/09/2022 13:53:42

My 3 month old is named Calvin. The name has been a favorite of mine for years. He is simply adorable, sweet and has intelligent dark blue eyes. It's a name that's classic, but still fits in with modern names. It's great for a baby, child and adult. Plus the nickname Cal is very cool. I'm so glad I chose this name and that my husband loves it too.

04/14/2022 00:57:00

I pickd the name Calvin for my wee brother who was born on boxing day so i named him Calvin Stephen :D. i had the privalge of picking his name and i think i done a good job considering i was only 12 at the time :D hes 7 now and It'suits him so much :D

04/04/2022 12:12:00

My son, who was born in 2013 is Calvin Michael John! I love the name Calvin..of course named after Calvin and Hobbes. NO way I like the nickname Cal though, but no one has even'tried, he is known as Calvin, or Calvin-n'tor!! :) Calvin is such a cute little boy's name, and even fits older gentelman!! THUMBS UP!

11/06/2021 14:12:36

I'm going to name my son Calvin. My husband picked it out one night and I fell in love with it! It's perfect for a little boy and also a grown man. Now we're just trying to find a middle name good enough to go with it!

10/20/2021 08:37:48

I named my son Calvin after my grandfather. It is a traditional English name that has been passed down for generations (Robert Calvin). I think It's a beautiful, original, traditional but hip name ("Cal"). It'suits him, too. It's a cute name now, but It's also a name he can grow with. Some of the names today sound absurd when you think of a grown man walking around with it.

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Calvin FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Calvin?
The origin of the name Calvin is French.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Calvin?
Little Bald One
*️⃣ How many people are named Calvin?
Almost 207000 people are named Calvin.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Calvin?
The names of Candace, Candice, Kandis, Kandace, Kandice