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Marvin meaning and name origin

Marvin \m(a)-rvin, mar-vin\ as a boy's name is pronounced MAR-ven. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Marvin is "sea friend". Variant of Mervin. Some derive this name from Myrddin, the Welsh name of King Arthur's wizardly tutor (known in English as Merlin). That name means "sea fortress". Also possibly a blend of Marcel and Edwin. Actor Lee Marvin; songwriter Marvin Hamlisch; singer Marvin Gaye; football player Marvin Harrison.

Marvin has 11 variant forms: Marve, Marven, Marvyn, Marwin, Marwynn, Mervin, Mervyn, Merwin, Merwyn, Murvin and Murvynn.

For more information, see also related names Darvin and Marvell.

Marvin is also pronounced similarly to Merven, Morven, Morvyn and Murvyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Earvin, Garvin, Malvin, Marlin, Martin and Morfin.

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Popularity of Marvin

Marvin is a very popular first name for males (#115 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2873 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Marvin name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Marvin with its variant forms and related boy baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Marvin name in U.S.
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