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What does Kervin mean?

Kervin Pronunciation of Kervin [kervin] as a name for boys is of Irish origin, and the meaning of Kervin is "little dark one". Kervin is a version of Kerwin (Irish): also possibly (Old English) "swamp friend".

Associated with: irish, little, dark.


Kervin has 1 variant: Kervyn.

4 more alternative forms via Kerwin: Kerwinn, Kerwyn, Kirwan and Kirwen.

Creative forms:
(male) Kerkin, Kervan, ..

(female) Kermi, Kersia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kervin Tzvi (K.T.), ..

How popular is Kervin?

Kervin is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#24724 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kervin was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #1688 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Kervin is Kerwin. Other forms, like Kerwyn, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Kervin was common among parents 55 years ago (median #1350).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kervin, Kerwin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kervin is pronounced similarly to Corvin. Other recommended names are Arvin, Bergin, Berlin, Bertin, Berwin, Bevin, Bevvin, Darvin, Delvin, Derrin, Dervin, Devin, Earvin, Ervin, Fermin, Ferrin, Garvin, Germin, Girvin, Irvin, Jeavin, Jerrin, Jervis, Jevin, Kalvin, Karlin, Keelin, Kellin, Keltin, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvin, Kelvis, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kelwin, Kentin, Kerbie, Kermit, Kern, Kernan, Kerrie, Kevan, Keven, Kevin, Kevinn, Kevion, Kevis, Kevon, Kevyn, Keyvan, Kierrin, Korbin, Korbyn, Korin, Korrin, Levin, Marvin, Medvin, Melvin, Merlin, Merven, Mervin, Mervyn, Merwin, Murvin, Nevin, Norvin, Orvin, Perkin, Perrin, Terrin, Tevin and Verlin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kervin.

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