What does Melvin mean?
Melvin [mel-vin] as a boys' name is pronounced MEL-vin. Possibly masculine form of Malvina (Gaelic) "smooth brow"; (Irish, Gaelic) "polished chief"; (Old English) "sword friend"; or a variant of Melville.
(male) Melkin, Milvin, ..
(female) Melvinne, Melvis, ..
How popular is Melvin?
Melvin is a very popular first name for males (#124 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1679 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Melvin for boys. Melvin reached its apex rank of #49 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #672 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Prominent varying forms of Melvin (#672 a year ago) listed in the Top 2000 are Malvin, Mel, Melville and Melvyn. These relations of Melvin were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (adoption of 0.4%) and have become significantly less conventional since, with versions such as Melvin becoming less stylish.
Melvin▼ is alike in pronunciation to Malvinn. Other suggested similar names are Alvin▼, Bevin, Bevvin, Calvin▼, Delfin, Delvin, Delvon, Delwin, Dervin, Devin▼, Elvin▼, Feltin (see Felton), Galvin, Jeavin, Jevin, Jevvin (see Jevon), Kalvin, Kellin, Keltin, Kelvan, Kelven, Kelvin▼, Kelvis, Kelvon, Kelvyn, Kelwin, Kervin, Kevin▼, Levin, Malin, Mallin, Marvin▼, Medvin, Medwin, Meldan, Melden, Meldon, Mellan, Mellen, Mellin, Mellon, Merlin▼, Merven, Mervin▼, Mervyn, Merwin, Miltin (see Milton), Murvin, Nevin, Selwin and Tevin▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Melvin.