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What does Ervin mean?

Ervin Pronunciation of Ervin [ervin] 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).


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

Creative forms:
(male) Eirvin, Erlyn, ..

(female) Erei, Erri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ervin Abdiel (E.A.), ..

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)

Ervin reached its apex rank of #175 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #1663 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Irvin (#1486 via latest list), Irving (#1595), Irvine, Irven and Earvin are the popular variation forms of Ervin (#1663 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.

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