Calder Meaning and Origin

The name Calder is a boy’s name meaning rough waters or stream and is of Scottish origin. The name Calder is derived from the Old English word “cald,” meaning “cold” or “cool,” and the Old Norse word “kaldr,” which also means “cold” or “chilly.” It is believed to have originated as a surname, denoting someone who lived near a cold stream or a cold place. As a given name, Calder is relatively rare, but it has gained some popularity in recent years. 

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  • Sawyer
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