Kelvin Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Kelvin:
Transferred use of the surname, which arose from the name of a Scottish river. Kelvin was first used as a personal name in the 1920s, perhaps in honor of Baron Kelvin (1824 - 1907), the British mathematician and physicist to whom the Kelvin scale of temperature is attributed.
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Kelvin is a unit of measure for temperature. It is an absolute scale with absolute zero being defined as 0 K. This unit of measure was named after Lord Kelvin (William Thomson, 1824 - 1907.)
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