Calder: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Calder

Calder

Pronunciation: KAHL-der (key)

Origin of the name Calder:

Transferred use of English surname derived from several river names which are believed to be from the Gaelic elements coille (a wood) and dur (a stream) or from the Welsh call (a breaking or starting out) and dwr (water).

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Comments and insights on the name Calder: | Edit

We named our son Calder (2 years old) because we were looking for something unique but not weird or made up sounding. We loved the connection to art and hockey and felt it would be a good reflection of us and the things we enjoy.

We don't use a nickname but I suppose you could use Cal or Cald but neither of those seem to fit him. He is our first but we considered Magnus, Orin and Lincoln as well before deciding on Calder.

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Meanings and history of the name Calder: | Edit

Calder Cup - minor league hockey trophy
Mid Calder - a small town in West Lothian, Scotland
The River Calder - a river in West Yorkshire, in northern England
Clan Calder - a Highland Scottish clan

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Alexander Calder -- artist

Calder in song, story & screen: | Edit

Calder Michaels, Head of DPD on Covert Affairs (Season 4)

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