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Meaning and name origin

Irvin \i-rvin, ir-vin\ as a boy's name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Irvin is "high cliff; verdant hill; green, fresh water". Irvin is a variant of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic): derived from a place in Scotland near Glasgow. Also a variant of Irving (Gaelic): a Scottish surname probably derived from a Celtic river name from Welsh ir, yr afon. See also Earvin.


Irvin has 7 variant forms: Earvin, Ervin, Ervine, Ervyn, Irven, Irvine, Irvyn.


Irvin is a very popular first name for males (#473 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1442 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Irvin for boys. Irvin reached its highest rank of #174 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Irvin name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Irvin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Irving, Irvin and Ervin. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ervin, Irvin, Irving in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Irvin is also pronounced similarly to Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn and Orvin. Another suggested similar baby name is Irwin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Irvin.