What does Ervin mean?
Ervin /er-vin/ [2 sylls.] 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".
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ervin for boys. Ervin reached its apex rank of #193 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Ervin and related names. Irving and Irvin are the popular variation forms of Ervin ranked in the Top 1000. Forms like Irvyn are uncommon. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.8347%) and are now significantly less widespread, with the versions Irvin, Ervin and Irving becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ervin▼ is pronounced similarly to Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn, Ervine, Ervyn and Orvin. Other recommended similar baby names are Edvin, Elvin▼, Erin▼, Ermin, Ernin, Erving, Erwin▼ and Evin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ervin.