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 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).