Name: Kelvin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Kelvin

  • Meaning:
    From the River Clyde
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (KEL vin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Kelvin

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Kelvin is a Scottish name derived from the river Clyde, and Glasgow as an area, Kelvinside, named after it.
    The form of the name has probably been influenced by Melvin.

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