I’ve already mentioned my friend Cal and his son Cal earlier on this week, but I want to talk some more about their name. In 2009, 4 male Cals were born in England&Wales.
The name itself could come as a short form of many. So lets start there, by looking first at some of the more popular names you can get Cal from:
The name Calvin comes from the French surname Chauvin, which means bald. In 2009, he ranked at #381 in England and Wales, with 103 births. Jean Chauvin, a theologian from France, is usually credited as brining the name into general use, since in English he is known as John Calvin, not Jean Chauvin. Chauvin was one of the leaders in the Protestant Reformation.
In the UK, one of the best known bearers is Calvin Harris, an electronica artist, who once stormed the stage of X Factor with a pineapple on his head.
There’s also the brand, Calvin Klein, founded in the late 60s by Calvin Klein. In Europe, they mainly sell underwear and perfume. I believe their collection is much more vast in it’s home country of the States.
This changes depending on which tradition you’re looking at, the set above come from the Book of Enoch, and Michael is generally one of the constant ones who appears again and again.
- Calum Bett. Icelandic football player.
- Calum Bruce. New Zealand rugby player.
- Calum Davenport. English football player.
- Callum Davidson. Scottish football player.
- Callum Ferguson. Australian cricketer.
- Callum MacLeod. British racing driver.
- Calum Murray. Scottish football referee