National Calvin Day is celebrated every year on April 10. After Calvin, the most noticeable second name that pops up in our mind is Klein — that’s the power of brands and advertisements. But, we are not here to just celebrate the luxury brand, but rather everything and everyone that bears the moniker ‘Calvin.’
Calvin derives from the French word ‘chauve’ which means the ‘little bald one.’ If your name is Calvin, don’t panic; your parents did not despise you for being called something that means ‘bald’ because it has a spiritual meaning. Calvin celebrates the likeness of God in all people but is acutely aware that sin has the power to distort the relationship between humanity and God.
History of National Calvin Day
Research shows that our names have a bearing on our personality. It also influences other people’s predisposition towards us, at least during the initial acquaintance phase. So, what shapes our biases towards the name Calvin? The world’s Calvins have reached the apex of every spectrum, including those concerned with contentment, business and style, politics, and religion. Here’s how.
First of all, John Calvin, born Jehan Cauvin, a French Protestant reformer, rose to prominence, and his last name became ‘Calvin.’ The surname ‘Calvin’ was chosen as a tribute to the creator when people began converting to ‘Calvinism,’ a Christian philosophy established by John Calvin.
Secondly, the 30th president of the United States shared the first name, Calvin. Calvin Coolidge served office between 1923 and 1929. Third, the eminent fashion designer with the same name founded Calvin Klein. It was founded in 1968, and as of 2022, it’s valued at about $8 billion.
Lastly, our favorite is “Calvin & Hobbs,” a well-known daily comic strip by artist Bill Watterson. “Calvin & Hobbs” have subtly delivered truth bombs, informed us it’s okay to be different, and made us chuckle at their innocence since they were born more than 30 years ago. It’s referred to as the “final greatest comic.”
National Calvin Day timeline
The French theologian is born during the period of Protestant reform on July 10.
On July 4, the 30th president of the United States is born in Vermont — he was a staunch proponent of women's suffrage.
On November 19, the American fashion designer who founded Calvin Klein Inc. is born.
Bill Watterson’s “Calvin and Hobbs” is published on November 18.
National Calvin Day FAQs
What was Calvin Coolidge's slogan?
Coolidge’s slogan for his 1924 presidential election was “Keep Cool and Keep Coolidge.”
Is Calvin Klein a luxury brand?
It is but falls towards the lower rung of luxury brands when compared to brands like Chanel, Prada, and Louis Vuitton.
What is the personality of Calvin?
Calvin is a name that conjures up images of logic. You could be clever, insightful, graceful, or even psychic. In your quest for truth, you may develop an interest in spirituality and mysticism. You can be unfriendly at times and dislike spending time with others.
National Calvin Day Activities
Befriend a Calvin
Have you been planning to introduce yourself to the new person named Calvin? The time has come today. Let them know that this is their day to shine.
If you have a friend or family member named Calvin, tell them why you appreciate their presence in your life. Being valued and appreciated will help them reinforce a positive sense of self-worth.
Share a snap
Take a photo with your favorite Calvin—it doesn't matter if it's from a store or a comic strip—and post it on social media. This will also encourage others to celebrate the day.
5 Interesting Facts About The Name Calvin
It’s mostly given to boys
Though it appears to be a unisex name, Calvin is mainly given to males.
The U.S.A. stats
In the U.S.A., one in 727 boys and one in 218,881 girls are named Calvin.
Calvin Klein’s passion for sewing
Klein enjoys sewing, which he inherited from his grandmother, a seamstress.
It’s no longer in the Top 200
For the past 130 years, the name Calvin has averaged around the Top 150, although today it’s no longer on the Top 200.
A little about Hobbes
Hobbes was modeled on Bill Watterson’s cat, Spirit, and named after philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
Why We Love National Calvin Day
It serves as a reminder
Today, we might think of name days as reminders that our lives do not have to be defined by the mortal cycles of birth and death, as invitations to reject aging as the defining quality of life. Name days demonstrate how our lives are defined by relationships.
We get to enjoy some comics
It's a good day to revisit our favorite childhood comics of “Calvin and Hobbs.” Aside from being entertaining, comics can be thought-provoking, daring us to ponder the meaning of life and our aims and desires.
Splurge on Calvins
We can also shop at Calvin Klein — one of our favorite brands. According to studies, shopping helps your brain to release more serotonin, a chemical that makes you feel good! So there you have it — it's time to spend on your favorite brand.
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