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What does Erving mean?

Erving Pronunciation of Erving [erv-ing] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Erving is "green, fresh water". Variant of Irving. Basketball player Julius Erving.

Associated with: old english, water.


Erving has 1 variant: Ervine.

7 more related forms via Irving: Earvin, Erv, Ervin, Irven, Irvin, Irvine and Irvyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Ering, Ervings, ..

(female) Ervna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erving Braylin (E.B.), ..

How popular is Erving?

Erving is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#17799 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Erving reached its apex rank of #1507 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Erving listed in the Top 2000 are Earvin, Ervin (#1663 in 2015), Irven, Irvin (#1486), Irvine and Irving (#1595). Usage of these forms of Erving was more pronounced among parents 105 years ago (median #1000) and is now significantly lower, with forms such as Irving becoming less stylish.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irvine, Irving in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arvin, Arvind, Bing, Darring, Eadin, Edin, Edlin, Eduino (see Edwin), Edvin, Edwin, Efrain, Eirnin, Elgin, Elgine, Eljin, Elven, Elvin, Elvio, Elvis, Elviss (see Elvis), Elvyn, Elwinn (see Elvin), Emlin, Eoin, Eran, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erin, Eriq, Erix, Erki, Erland, Erlend, Erlie, Erling, Erman, Ermano, Ermin, Erminio, Ermino, Ern, Ernan, Ernie, Ernin, Erno, Erric, Errick, Errico, Erron, Erskine, Erve, Ervyn, Erwin, Erwinn, Erwyn, Erwynn, Evan, Evann, Evans, Even, Evian, Evin, Evion, Evyn, Ewin, Ewing, Goring, Harding, King, Loring, Lorring, Orvin and Ring. These names tend to be more frequently used than Erving.

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