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What does Melvin mean?

Melvin \m(e)-lvin, 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.


Variations

Melvin has 10 variants: Malvin, Malvyn, Malvynn, Mel, Melvon, Melvyn, Melwin, Melwyn, Melwynn and Vinnie.


Popularity

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. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Melvin for boys. Melvin reached its apex rank of #50 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #672 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Melvin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melvin outside U.S.

Prominent varying forms of Melvin (#672 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Mel, Melville and Melvyn. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.3718%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.082%, down 77.9%), with the versions Mel, Melville, Melvin and Melvyn becoming less stylish. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Melvin and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mel, Melville, Melvin, Melvyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melvin outside U.S.


Similar Names

Melvin is alike in pronunciation to Malvinn. Other suggested similar baby names are Delvin, Kelvin, Medvin, Mellin and Mervin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Melvin.

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