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What does Marvyn mean?

Marvyn Pronunciation of Marvyn [mar-vyn] as a name for boys is a Welsh name, and the name Marvyn means "sea friend". Marvyn is an alternate spelling of Marvin (Welsh): transcription of Mervin.

Associated with: sea, friend.


Marvyn has 5 variants: Marven, Mervin, Mervyn, Murvin and Murvynn.

5 more relations via Marvin: Marve, Marwin, Marwynn, Merwin and Merwyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Mavyn, ..

(female) Maran, Marmy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marvyn Dev (M.D.), ..

How popular is Marvyn?

Marvyn is an unusual first name for males. Marvyn is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Marvyn (not ranked) are Marvin (#550 in recent rankings), Merwyn, Merwin, Mervyn and Mervin. Other variants, like Murvynn, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Marvyn was widespread during 1930-1939 (average #769) and is now much less, with forms like Mervin becoming somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Marvyn is pronounced similarly to Merven, Mervynn, Morven, Morvyn and Murvyn. Other recommended names are Aaryn, Arvyn, Carwyn, Darryn, Darvin, Darwyn, Daryn, Davyn, Earvin, Ervyn, Garlyn, Garvan, Garven, Garvin, Garvy, Garvyn, Garwyn, Gavyn, Harlyn, Harvy, Irvyn, Jaryn, Kalvyn, Kervyn, Malvin, Malvyn (see Malvin), Malvynn (see Melvin), Marden, Mardon, Mardyn (see Marden), Marion, Marlan, Marlen, Marlin, Marlon, Marly, Marmyon (see Marmion), Marten, Martin, Marton, Marty, Martyn, Marvel, Melvyn, Merlyn, Morfin, Morfyn, Norvyn and Tarryn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Marvyn.

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