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What does Arvin mean?

Arvin /ar-vin/ as a boys' name is pronounced AR-vin. It is of English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Arvin is "people's friend".

Associated with: friend


Arvin has 9 variants: Arv, Arvid, Arvie, Arvis, Arvon, Arvy, Arvyn, Arwin and Arwyn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Arivin, Avevin, ..

(female) Arvinia, Arvinna, ..

How popular is Arvin?

Arvin is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#11917 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Arvin for boys. Arvin reached its highest rank of #765 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arvin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arvin outside U.S.

Arvid and Arvis are the popular alternative forms of Arvin listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Arvin was at its most widespread 84 years ago (median #1156).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arvin, Arvid, Arvis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arvid outside U.S.

Similar Names


Arvin is pronounced similarly to Earvin, Ervin, Ervine, Ervyn, Irven, Irvin, Irvine, Irvyn and Orvin. Other recommended names are Aarin, Adin, Adlin, Adrain, Alain, Albin, Aldin, Aluin, Alven, Alvin, Alvyn, Antin, Arden, Ardie, Ardin, Ardon, Aric, Arie, Arien, Arik, Arin, Ario, Aris, Arjun, Arlan, Arlin, Arlyn, Armen, Armin, Armon, Arni, Arnie, Arran, Arrin, Arris, Arron, Arsen, Artie, Arvind, Aryon, Aswin, Aubin, Avon, Aydin, Aykin, Bevin, Brain, Bruin, Corvin, Dervin, Devin, Edvin, Erin, Erwin, Garvin, Girvin, Kervin, Levin, Mervin, Nevin, Norvin, Orlin, Orrin, Osvin, Tevin and Trevin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Arvin.