Kelvin name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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What does the name Kelvin mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kelvin

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Tanzania, United Republic of says the name Kelvin means "A name 'KELVIN' symbolise peace, happiness and safety, Kelvin is a charming, adorable, handsome, honest and loyal. Kelvin likes smile".
  2. A submission from Kenya says the name Kelvin means "Loving care peacemaker,cute,friend".
  3. A user from Ghana says the name Kelvin is of Geez origin and means "Handsome,adorable,charming".
  4. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Kelvin means "Dependable, friend and peace maker".
  5. 2 submissions from Ghana and Tanzania, United Republic of agree the name Kelvin means "good friend" and is of French origin.
  6. A user from Ghana says the name Kelvin means "In Republic of Ghana... Kelvin means handsome,brave, courageous and peacemaker".
  7. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Kelvin is of Spanish origin and means "Handsome man".
  8. A user from Nigeria says the name Kelvin means "True love".
  9. According to a user from Nigeria, the name Kelvin is of Nigerian origin and means "peace of the earth".
  10. According to a user from Kenya, the name Kelvin is of African origin and means "Love".
  11. 2 people from Nigeria agree the name Kelvin is of Nigerian / Celtic origin and means "Worship".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kel"vin
The SI unit of temperature, defined as being 1/273.16 of the triple point of water; abbreviated K. The melting point of water at 760 mm pressure is 273.15 Kelvins, and the boiling point 373.15 Kelvins. One degree Kelvin is equal to one degree Centigrade, and 9/5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Etymology: from Lord Kelvin, English physicist

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)
  2. The basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  1. A river in Scotland, running through Glasgow.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname, of rather rare usage.
  4. Alternative letter-case form of kelvin

Kelvin was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano and German

Notable Persons Named Kelvin

Notable Persons Named Kelvin

Kelvin Gastelum

Kelvin was born on October 24th, 1991 in San Jose, California.

Kelvin Benjamin

Kelvin Benjamin is a football player for the Carolina Panthers. Kelvin was born on February 5th, 1991 in Belle Glade, Florida.

Kelvin Beachum

Kelvin Beachum is a football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kelvin was born on June 8th, 1989 in Mexia, Texas.


Posdnuos is a hip hop music musician. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. Posdnuos was given the name Kelvin Mercer on August 17th, 1969 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. Posdnuos is also known as Posdnuos, Mercenary, Plug One, Sop Sound, and Plug Wonder Why.

Kelvin MacKenzie

Kelvin MacKenzie is a newspaper editor and editor-in-chief. Kelvin was given the name Kelvin Calder MacKenzie on October 22nd, 1946 in London, England.

Kelvin Fletcher

Kelvin Fletcher is an actor and model. He has been prominent since 1994. Kelvin was given the name Kelvin Warren Fletcher on January 17th, 1984 in Oldham.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelvin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kelvin

The Lord Kelvin

The Lord Kelvin was a President of the Royal Society and List of presidents of the Royal Society. The was born on June 26th, 1824 in Belfast. He passed away on December 17th, 1907.


Kelvin is a soccer player for the São Paulo FC, FC Porto, Paraná Clube, Rio Ave F.C., FC Porto B, and Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras. Kelvin was born on June 1st, 1993 in Curitiba, Brazil. Kelvin is also known as Kelvin.

The Lord Smith of Kelvin

The Lord Smith of Kelvin is an office holder. The was born on August 8th, 1944 in Glasgow.

Carol Ann Abrams

Carol Ann Abrams was a television and film producer, author, academic, television producer, film producer, and academia. Carol was given the name Carol Ann Kelvin on September 23rd, 1942 in New York City, New York, US. She died on June 3rd, 2012.

Rob Kelvin

Rob Kelvin is a television presenter. Rob was born on September 20th, 1944 in Adelaide.

Chand Kelvin

Chand Kelvin is an actor, model (people), and model. Chand was given the name Chandra Adi Prakoso on March 17th, 1985 in Jakarta.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kelvin U.S.
  White 60.33% 64.26%
  African American 24.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kelvin

People with the last name Kelvin are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Kelvin

  • How Popular is the name Kelvin? Kelvin is the 1,020th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kelvin was the 98,553rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kelvin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 50,445 babies born with the first name Kelvin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kelvin to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kelvin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kelvin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kelvin is Thursday, November 12th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Kelvin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kelvin was in 1961 with a total of 1,367 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kelvin!
  • Random Kelvin Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kelvin ranks 77th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 96 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Kelvin: The name spelled backwards is Nivlek. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iklnev. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kelvin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 184 people with the last name Kelvin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kelvin? Kelvin is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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