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What does Erv mean?

Erv Pronunciation of Erv [erv] as a name for boys is a Gaelic name, and the meaning of the name Erv is "high cliff; verdant hill; green, fresh water". Erv is a variant form of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic). Erv is also a variation of Irving (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, high (great), hill (mountain), water.


Erv has 2 variants: Erve and Irv.

9 more related forms via Erskine, Irving: Earvin, Ervin, Ervine, Ervyn, Erwin, Erwyn, Irven, Irvin and Irvyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Egiv, Ero, ..

(female) Erny, Ery, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erv Hugo (E.H.), ..

How popular is Erv?

Erv is an unusual first name for men. Erv is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Erv (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000 are Irvin (#1486 in recent rankings), Irving (#1595), Ervin (#1663), Irven, Erwin, Erskine and Earvin. Usage of these forms of Erv was at its apex in the 1910s (average #781) and has become significantly reduced since (#1820, 95.7%), with versions like Ervin becoming somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Earvin, Erskine, Ervin, Erwin, Irven in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irvin, Irving in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erv and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Erv is pronounced similarly to Arv and Orv. Other recommended names are Eri, Erl, Ern and Ev. Like Erv, these names are not frequently used.

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