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What does Ervine mean?

Ervine Pronunciation of Ervine [ervine] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Ervine is "high cliff; verdant hill; green, fresh water". Ervine is an alternate form of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic). Ervine is also a derivative of Erving (Old English): version of Irving.

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


Ervine has 2 variants: Ervyn and Irvin.

6 more relations via Erskine, Erving: Erskin, Erv, Erve, Erwin, Erwyn and Erwynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Erviel, Ervihu, ..

(female) Ervice, Ervien, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ervine Kye (E.K.), ..

How popular is Ervine?

Ervine is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#40690 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Ervine (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Erskine, Erving, Erwin and Irvin (#1486 via latest list). These forms of Ervine were at the peak of their popularity 105 years ago (average #932) and are now significantly less popular (#1871, 96% less usage), with forms such as Erwin becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Ervine is alike in pronunciation to Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn, Earvin, Ervin, Irven, Irvine, Irvyn and Orvin. Other suggested similar names are Alpine, Alwine, Aronne, Arvie, Arvind, Blaine, Boine, Carmine, Craine, Crayne, Daine, Devane, Devine, Dwaine, Eadin, Edin, Eduino (see Edwin), Edvin, Edwin, Eike, Eirnin, Eldin, Elgin, Elgine, Eljin, Elvin, Elwin, Elwinn (see Elvin), Eoin, Eraste, Ercule, Erick, Erico, Erie, Erin, Eriq, Erix, Erle, Erlend, Erlie, Erling, Ermano, Ermin, Ermino, Ern, Ernan, Ernie, Ernin, Erron, Erwinn, Eryle, Eugene, Evan, Evann, Evans, Evian, Evin, Evyn, Fraine, Freyne, Irving, Jardine, Shaine, Thaine, Twaine and Urbaine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ervine.

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