Calder Name Meaning & Origin

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).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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As of 2015 there were a dozen boys named Calder for every girl, but it's starting to pop up for girls, perhaps inspired by the popularity of names like Harper.

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