Meaning and Name Origin
Irvin \i-rvin, ir-vin\ as a boys' name means "high cliff; verdant hill; green, fresh water". Irvin is a derivative of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic). Irvin is also a form of Irving (Gaelic). See also Earvin.
Irvin is a very popular first name for men (#473 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1442 out of 88799, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Irvin for boys. Irvin reached its peak position of #174 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Irvin and related names. Popular variation forms of Irvin are Ervin, Erwin and Irving. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1900-1909 and has become much less since, with the versions Ervin, Erwin, Irvin and Irving becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)