Name: Calvin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Calvin

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    (KAL vin)
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    Originally a French surname; based on the Picard dialect form of the word 'chauve' meaning 'bald'.

    John Calvin was a church reformer of the 16th century, after whom the Christian group Calvinism is named. Calvinists believe in predestination.

    Famous Calvins include American President during the 1920s, Calvin Coolidge, and fashion designer Calvin Klein.

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