Kelvin Meaning and Origin

Kelvin is a boy’s name of Scottish origin, meaning “riverman”. The name Kelvin has Scottish and English origins. It is derived from the Scottish surname “MacAilbhin” or “Mac Alpein,” which means “son of Ailbhin” or “son of Alpin.” It is also associated with the River Kelvin in Scotland. The popularity of the name Kelvin has varied over time and across different regions. It had its peak popularity in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. In recent years, its usage has become less common. Variations of the name Kelvin include Kelvyn and Kelwin.

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