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What does Marvell mean?

Marvell Pronunciation of Marvell [mar-vell] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Marvell) is of Old English origin. Possibly variant of Marvin or Martell, or derived from "marvel". Poet Andrew Marvell.

Associated with: old english.


Marvell has 1 variant: Marvel.

4 more different relations via Martell, Marvin: Martel, Marve, Marven and Marvyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Manvell, Mavell, ..

(female) Marbel, Marrel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marvell Brixton (M.B.), ..

How popular is Marvell?

Marvell is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#83618 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Marvin (#550 via latest list), Martell and Martel are the prominent variation forms of Marvell (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Marven, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Marvell reached its apex 9 decades ago (usage of 0.39%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.03%, down 93%), with the form Marvin becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Martel, Martell, Marvin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cardell, Carnell, Carvel, Carvell, Darcell, Dariell, Darnell, Darrell, Darvell, Farnell, Farrell, Gardell, Harrell, Harwell, Jarell, Jarrell, Jarvell, Larell, Larnell, Lavell, Mandell, Mansell, Manvel, Manvill (see Manville), Marcel, Marcell, Marcello, Marcelo, Marcely, Mardel, Markel, Markell, Marshell, Marzell, Maurell, Maxwell, Merrell, Morell, Morrell, Norvell, Orvell (see Orville), Parnell and Wardell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Marvell.