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What does Irvine mean?

Irvine Pronunciation of Irvine [irvine] as a name for boys is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Irvine is "green, fresh water". Irvine is a variant form of Irving (Gaelic).

Associated with: gaelic, water.


Irvine has 5 variants: Earvin, Ervin, Irven, Irvin and Irvyn.

1 more relation via Irving: Irv.

Creative forms:
(male) Invine, Irvian, ..

(female) Irvira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Irvine Caysen (I.C.), ..

How popular is Irvine?

Irvine is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#3572 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Irvine entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #1352 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irvine name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Irvine are Irvin (#1486 in 2015), Irving (#1595), Ervin (#1663), Irven and Earvin. These forms of Irvine were popular as baby names during 1910-1919 (average #863) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1790, 95% less usage), with forms like Irvin becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names

Irvine is pronounced similarly to Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn, Ervine, Ervyn and Orvin. Other suggested similar names are Alpine, Alwine, Arne, Aronne, Arsene, Arvie, Arvind, Blaine, Bodine, Boine, Caine, Carmine, Craine, Crane, Crayne, Daine, Devane, Devine, Dwaine, Elgine, Erskine, Erving, Faine, Fraine, Frayne, Freyne, Gaine, Heine, Iain, Iggie, Ikie, Ilie, Imrie, Irwin, Irwinn (see Irwin), Irwyn, Ivan, Ivann, Ivano, Ive, Iven, Ivon, Jardine, Kaine, Kline, Laine, Paine, Raine, Shaine, Swaine, Thaine, Twaine, Urbaine, Urbane and Zaine. These names tend to be more commonly used than Irvine.

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