What does Dervin mean?
Dervin [dervin] as a boys' name has its roots in English and Old English, and the name Dervin means "gifted friend; dear friend". Dervin is an alternate form of Darvin (English): blend of Daryl and Marvin. Dervin is also a form of Derwin (Old English).
VARIANT DervonCREATIVE FORMS
(male) Derlin, Dermin, ..
(female) Derina, Derri, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Dervin Jovan (D.J.), ..
How popular is Dervin?
Dervin is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#51583 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Darvin, Darwin (#877 LAST YEAR), Darwyn, Derwin and Durwin are the prominent alternative forms of Dervin (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Dervin was at its peak during 1930-1939 and is now significantly lower. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Arvin, Bergin, Berwin, Bevin, Bevvin, Corvin, Darin▼, Darrin▼, Davin, Deakin, Deavon, Delfin, Delvin, Delvon, Delwin, Derbie, Deri, Deric, Deriq, Deron, Derren, Derrian, Derrie, Derrik, Derril, Derrin, Derron, Destin, Devan▼, Deven▼, Devine, Devinn, Devion, Devlin, Devon▼, Devyn▼, Dewain, Dorrin, Draven▲, Durbin, Earvin, Ervin▼, Fermin, Ferrin, Garvin, Germin, Girvin, Jeavin, Jerrin, Jervis, Jevin, Jevvin (see Jevon), Kelvin, Kervin, Kervyn, Kerwin, Kevin▼, Levin, Marvin▼, Medvin, Melvin▼, Merlin▼, Merven, Mervin▼, Mervyn, Merwin, Murvin, Nevin, Norvin, Orvin, Perrin, Terrin, Tevin▼, Verlin and Vernin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dervin.See names in meaning and etymology.