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What does Garvin mean?

Garvin Pronunciation of Garvin [garvin] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Garvin is "spear-friend".

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior), friend.


Garvin has 7 variants: Garvan, Garven, Garvyn, Garwen, Garwin, Garwyn and Garwynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Garain, Gervin, ..

(female) Garria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garvin Kaden (G.K.), ..

How popular is Garvin?

Garvin is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2551 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Garvin entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #1185 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Garvin is alike in pronunciation to Girvan, Girven, Girvin and Girvon. Other recommended names are Aarin, Carmin, Carvil, Corvin, Darin, Darrin, Darvin, Davin, Ervin, Farin, Farrin, Gallvin (see Galvin), Galvan, Galven, Galvin, Galvon, Gamlin, Garan, Gardie, Garen, Gari, Garion, Garlan, Garlin, Garman, Garmen, Garmin, Garmon, Garon, Garran, Garren, Garrin, Garron, Garrvie (see Garvey), Garson, Garton, Garve, Garvy, Gaven, Gavin, Gavyn, Gawain, Gaylin, Germin, Gorin, Harbin, Hardin, Harkin, Harlin, Harvie, Havin, Irvin, Jarin, Jarrin, Karlin, Larkin, Larrin, Marlin, Martin, Marvin, Marvyn, Marwin, Mervin, Norvin, Parkin, Rayvin, Savin, Tarin, Tarrin, Tavin and Warrin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Garvin.

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