What does Arvin mean?
Arvin /ar-vin/ [2 sylls.] 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".
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Arvin for boys. Arvin was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #883 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Arvid is the only other popular alternative form of Arvin listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.179%) and is now significantly lower, with the version Arvid becoming less trendy. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Arvin and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Arvin is pronounced similarly to Earvin, Ervin▼, Ervine, Ervyn, Irven, Irvin▼, Irvine, Irvyn and Orvin. Other recommended similar baby names are Alvin▼, Ardin, Arin, Arlin, Armin, Arrin and Arvind. These names tend to be more frequently used than Arvin.