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Meaning and name origin

Melvin \m(e)-lvin, mel-vin\ as a boy's 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.

Melvin has 10 variant forms: 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 or last name for all people (#1472 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Melvin for boys (2014 statistics).


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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Melvin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Melvin (#672), Melvyn, Melville and Mel. (2014 statistics).


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

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


Similar Names

Melvin is also pronounced similarly 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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