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What does Marve mean?

Marve Pronunciation of Marve [marve] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Marve) is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of the name Marve is "sea friend". Marve is a variant form of Marvin (Welsh): version of Mervin.

Associated with: sea, friend.


6 related forms via Marvin: Marven, Marvyn, Marwin, Mervin, Mervyn and Murvin.

Creative forms:
(male) Marde, Morve, ..

(female) Marma, Marmel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marve Marcello (M.M.), ..

How popular is Marve?

Marve is an unusual given name for males. Marve is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Marvin (#550 via latest list), Mervin and Mervyn are the prominent varying forms of Marve (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Marvyn, are uncommon. These forms of Marve were favored by parents during 1930-1939 (average #472) and have become significantly less common since, with versions like Marvin becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marvin, Mervin, Mervyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dave, Erve, Garve, Harve, Herve, Mace, Macrae, Magee, Manvel, Mar, Mar-, Marc, Marcel, March, Marco, Mardel, Marden, Marek, Mareo, Marik, Mario, Mark, Markel, Markey, Marko, Marlea, Marlen, Marley, Marloe, Marly, Marmer, Maro, Marom, Marq, Marque, Marr, Mars, Marsh, Mart, Martel, Marten, Marti, Martie, Marty, Marvel, Marvell, Marx, Marzo, Mathe, Matvey, Maurie, Maxie, Mayne, Merce, Merle, Merven, More, Morse and Morven. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marve.

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