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The name Kelvin is of Scottish origin, and means narrow water.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Kelvin has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Kelvin
Use of the Name Kelvin for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
42,684 41,381 17,736 6,565 3,196 1,265 624
The table below indicates the number of times the name Kelvin has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Kelvin first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1950, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Kelvin
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1950575139  
1951498183  
1952433260  
1953418280  
1954339441  
1955321531  
1956263759  
1957264806  
1958276767  
19592511,010  
19602161,306  
19612091,358  
19622101,325  
19632101,328  
19642161,257  
19652071,196  
19662121,077  
19672131,059  
1968227997  
1969238945  
1970254911  
1971252880  
1972243882  
1973244826  
1974254767  
1975266726  
1976264734  
1977256785  
1978264752  
1979300661  
1980314608  
1981299648  
1982281732  
1983297664  
1984296688  
1985279740  
1986290715  
1987289745  
1988291792  
1989296824  
1990288867  
1991311832  
1992319797  
1993328772  
1994331747  
1995346710  
1996358676  
1997393598  
1998367698  
1999375687  
2000389655  
2001405618  
2002395658  
2003403641  
2004411624  
Totals:  42,684 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Kelvin as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Kelvin appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 55 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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