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What does Ervyn mean?

Ervyn Pronunciation of Ervyn [ervyn] as a name for boys. The name Ervyn means "high cliff; verdant hill". Ervyn is an alternate form of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic).

Associated with: high (great), hill (mountain).


Ervyn has 2 variants: Ervine and Irvin.

6 more related forms via Erskine: Erskin, Erv, Erve, Erwin, Erwyn and Erwynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Eirvyn, Ernvyn, ..

(female) Erevon, Ervyna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ervyn Tiberius (E.T.), ..

How popular is Ervyn?

Ervyn is a rare first name for men. Ervyn is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Ervyn (outside Top 2000) are Irvin (#1486 via latest list), Erwin and Erskine. Other variants, like Erve, are seldom used. These relations of Ervyn were favored as birth names in the 1910s (adoption of 0.13%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.01%, 95.6%), with forms like Erwin becoming somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Ervyn is alike in pronunciation to Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn, Earvin, Ervin, Irven, Irvine, Irvyn and Orvin. Other recommended names are Alvyn, Arlyn, Arwyn, Bryn, Crayn, Davyn, Devyn, Edvin, Edwyn, Edyn, Efryn, Eirwyn, Elven, Elvin, Elvyn, Elvys, Elwyn, Emlyn, Eran, Erin, Erly, Erman, Ermin, Ern, Ernan, Ernin, Eron, Erron, Erryl, Erving, Eryk, Evan, Even, Evin, Evyn, Frayn, Garvyn, Gavyn, Irwyn, Kervyn, Kevyn, Marvyn, Mervyn, Morvyn, Murvyn, Norvyn, Tevyn and Trevyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ervyn.

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