What does Irvin mean?
Irvin /ir-vin/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Irvin's name origin is Gaelic, and Irvin means "high cliff; verdant hill; green, fresh water". Irvin is a version of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic). Irvin is also a form of Irving (Gaelic). See also Earvin.
How popular is Irvin?
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 (#1583 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Irvin for boys. Irvin entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #174 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Irvin are Ervin, Erwin and Irving. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.8175%) and has become much less since, with the versions Ervin, Erwin, Irvin and Irving becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Irvin and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)