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What does Irv mean?

Irv Pronunciation of Irv [irv] as a boys' name is a Gaelic name, and the name Irv means "green, fresh water". Irv is an alternate form of Irving (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, water.


Irv has 1 variant: Erv.

5 more alternative forms via Irving: Ervin, Irven, Irvin, Irvine and Irvyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Irviah, Irvir, ..

(female) Irvia, Irvit, ..

Middle name pairings:
Irv Asa (I.A.), ..

How popular is Irv?

Irv is an uncommon first name for males. Irv is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Irv (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000 are Irvin (#1486 the previous year), Irving (#1595), Ervin (#1663), Irven and Irvine. Usage of these forms of Irv reached its highest during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.32%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.02%, 95%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Irv is pronounced similarly to Arv, Erve and Orv. Other recommended names are Ira and Irl. These names tend to be more frequently used than Irv.

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