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What does Erve mean?

Erve Pronunciation of Erve [erve] as a name for boys has the meaning "high cliff; verdant hill". Erve is an alternate spelling of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic).

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


Erve has 1 variant: Erv.

5 more related forms via Erskine: Ervine, Ervyn, Erwin, Erwyn and Irvin.

Creative forms:
(male) Elve, Euerve, ..

(female) Erne, Ervea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erve Mark (E.M.), ..

How popular is Erve?

Erve is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Erve is an uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Erve (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Irvin (#1486 in 2015), Erwin and Erskine. Other forms, like Erv, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Erve was at its highest a century ago (adoption of 0.13%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.01%, 95.6% less), with versions such as Erwin going out of style. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Erve is alike in pronunciation to Arv, Irv and Orv. Other recommended names are Ave, Dave, Earle, Ebbe, Eike, Elie, Elven, Elvo, Enne, Eran, Erek, Erez, Eri, Eric, Erie, Erik, Erin, Eriq, Erix, Erki, Erl, Erle, Erlie, Erly, Ermes, Ern, Ernie, Erno, Erol, Eron, Eros, Ervin, Eryk, Eryle, Esme, Ev, Eva, Even, Evo, Garve, Harve, Herve, Ive, Jove, Marve and Reve. These names tend to be more frequently used than Erve.

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