Kelvin \k(e)-lvin, kel-vin\ as a boy's name is pronounced KEL-vin. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Kelvin is "friend of ships". Also possibly a place name referring to a river.
Kelvin has 8 variant forms: Kellven, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kelwin, Kelwinn and Kelwyn.
For more information, see also the related name Kalvin.
Baby names that sound like Kelvin are Calvin, Galvin and Kalvyn.