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What does Arvin mean?

Arvin Pronunciation of Arvin [arvin] 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.

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

(female) Arlia, Arti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arvin Truett (A.T.), ..

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)

Arvin reached its highest rank of #765 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #1860 currently. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Arvid and Arvis are the popular alternative forms of Arvin (#1860 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Arvin was at its most widespread 85 years ago (median #1156) and is now significantly lower.

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.

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