"bald, hairless"

Calvin Origin and Meaning

The name Calvin is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "bald, hairless".

Calvin is a slightly quirky but cozy name that has a fashion edge thanks to Calvin Klein. It has been steadily on the popularity list since records were kept, never lower than Number 250, peaking in the 1920s, the era of the Calvin (originally John Calvin ) Coolidge presidency.

The name came into use as a first name in honor of John Calvin--born Jehan Cauvin-- the seventeenth century French Protestant reformer whose strict doctrines became the basis of Calvinism, and the name was taken up as a tribute to him.

Other associations include the above-mentioned Calvin Klein (and his famous 'Calvins' ads), humorous writer Calvin Trillin, the comic strip "Calvin & Hobbes" --and it's also the birth name of Snoop Dog. Calvin O'Keefe is one of the main characters in Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time.

# 148 in the US

Calvin Rank in US Top 1000

# 132 on Nameberry

Calvin Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Calvin Popularity

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Famous People Named Calvin

  • (John) Calvin Coolidge30th U.S. president
  • Calvin Richard KleinAmerican fashion designer
  • Calvin "Snoop Dogg" BroadusAmerican Rapper
  • Calvin JohnsonAmerican football player
  • Calvin Edwin "Cal" RipkenAmerican baseball player
  • Calvin Alan Byrd aka 40 CalAmerican rapper
  • Calvin Cordozar Broadus aka Snoop DoggAmerican rapper
  • Calvin Harris (born Adam Richard Wiles)Scottish DJ
  • John Calvinreformer
  • Calvin Mahanyoungest son of Brooke Mahan, co,host on YouTube channel "whatsupmoms"
  • Calvin Lee Vail aka LeafyishereAmerican YouTuber
  • Calvin Eugene Thile (b. 2015)son of American actress Claire Coffee
  • Calvin Scott Mecham (b. 2015)son of American family vloggers Ellie & Jared
  • Calvin Jaeger (b. 2016)son of actors Sam and Amber Jaeger

Calvin in Pop Culture

  • "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip by Bill Watterson
  • Calvin O'Keefemain character in "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Calvin WeirFields, character in the movie "Ruby Sparks"
  • Calvin Fullercharacter in movie "A Kid in King Arthur's Court"
  • Calvin Dobbscharacter on TV's "227"
  • Calvin Candiemain antagonist from 2012 movie "Django Unchained"
  • CalvinVanessa's father on "My Wife and Kids"
  • Calvinalien antagonist in 2017 film "Life"
  • Calvin Fischoederside character in the show "Bob's Burgers"