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What does Ervin mean?

Ervin /er-vin/ as a boys' name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ervin is "green, fresh water". Variant of Irving. Also a Scottish place name, or means "beautiful".

Associated with: gaelic, water, scottish, beautiful (handsome)


Ervin has 7 relations via Irving: Earvin, Erv, Irv, Irven, Irvin, Irvine and Irvyn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Eirvin, Ervinnio, ..

(female) Ervinna, Ervinne, ..

How popular is Ervin?

Ervin is a very popular first name for men (#433 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1321 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Ervin for boys. Ervin reached its apex rank of #175 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1485 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ervin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ervin outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Ervin and related names. Irvin (#1253 via latest list), Irving (#1443), Irvine, Irven and Earvin are the popular variation forms of Ervin (#1485 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Irvyn, are uncommon. These forms of Ervin were popular as birth names in the 1910s (usage of 0.3%) and are now significantly less widespread.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ervin, Earvin, Irven, Irvin, Irvine, Irving in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Ervin is pronounced similarly to Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn, Ervine, Ervyn and Orvin. Other recommended names are Alvin, Ardin, Arlin, Armin, Arrin, Arwin, Brain, Corvin, Darvin, Davin, Dervin, Devin, Eadin, Edvin, Edwin, Efrain, Eirnin, Eldin, Eljin, Elven, Elvin, Elvio, Elvis, Elvyn, Elwin, Emlin, Eoin, Eran, Eri, Eric, Erie, Erik, Erin, Eriq, Erki, Erlie, Erling, Ermin, Ermino, Ern, Ernie, Ernin, Eron, Erron, Erskin, Erve, Erving, Erwin, Erwyn, Evin, Evion, Evyn, Ewin, Girvin, Havin, Irwin, Jevin, Jovin, Kevin, Levin, Marvin, Mervin, Nevin, Norvin, Orin, Orlin, Orwin, Tavin and Trevin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ervin.