Cal: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Cal

Cal

Pronunciation: KAL (key)

Origin of the name Calvin:

From the French surname Cauvin, a derivative of the Latin calvinus (little bald one), which has its root in calvus (bald). The name was originally bestowed in honor of French Protestant reformer John Calvin (1509-64). Var: Kalvin. Short: Cal, Kal.

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Short form of names like Calvin, Callahan, Calum and Caleb.

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Cal Ripken, Jr., Major League Baseball hall of fame shortstop and third baseman.
Cal Ripken, Sr., American coach and manager in Major League Baseball.
Cal Clutterbuck, Canadian hockey player, currently playing for the Minnesota Wild.
Cal Hubbard, American NFL tackle and MLB Umpire. The only person to be enshrined in both the Baseball and Pro Football Hall of Fames.

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Caleb "Cal" Trask, fictional character in John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden. In the film adaptation, Cal was portrayed by James Dean.

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