CALVIN
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: KAL-vin   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from the French surname Chauvin, which was derived from chauve "bald". The surname was borne by Jean Chauvin (1509-1564), a theologian from France who was one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. His surname was Latinized as Calvinus (based on Latin calvus "bald") and he is known as John Calvin in English. It has been used as a given name in his honour since the 19th century.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVE: Cal
Popularity
United States  ranked #195 
England/Wales  ranked #415 
France  ranked #310 
Netherlands  - 
Scotland  ranked #92