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What does Merven mean?

Merven Pronunciation of Merven [mer-ven] as a name for boys is of Old Welsh origin, and the name Merven means "sea friend". Merven is an alternate spelling of Mervin (Old Welsh): also possibly "sea hill".

Associated with: sea, friend.


Merven has 4 variants: Mervyn, Mervynn, Murvin and Murvyn.

3 more related forms via Mervin: Merwin, Merwinn and Merwyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Merde, Mermon, ..

(female) Meren, Merva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merven Vince (M.V.), ..

How popular is Merven?

Merven is an unusual given name for males. Merven is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Merven (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Mervin, Mervyn, Merwin and Merwyn. Other variants, like Mervynn, are seldom used. These forms of Merven were popular with parents during the years 1920-1929, but now, the version Mervin has become less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Merven is alike in pronunciation to Marven, Marvin, Marvyn, Morven, Morvyn and Murvynn. Other recommended names are Beaven, Bergen, Beven, Derren, Dervin, Dervon, Deven, Garven, Girven, Herve, Hervey, Irven, Jeaven, Jeren, Jeroen, Jerren, Jervey, Jeven, Jevven (see Jevon), Kelven, Kervin, Kervyn, Keven, Marden, Marlen, Marten, Marve, Marvel, Medvin, Melden, Mellen, Melvin, Melvon, Melvyn, Merce, Mercer, Merle, Merlen, Merlin, Merlyn, Merrel, Mersey, Merton, Morfin, Morfyn, Morgen, Morten, Neven, Reuven, Teven and Vernen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Merven.

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