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pinWhat does Mervin mean?

Mervin /mer-vin/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced MER-ven. It is of Old Welsh origin, and the meaning of Mervin is "sea friend".

Also possibly "sea hill". Merfyn is the original form. See also Marvin and Merlin.


Mervin has 8 variants: Merven, Mervyn, Mervynn, Merwin, Merwinn, Merwyn, Murvin and Murvyn.

Mervin has 13 more alternative forms via Marvin, Merlin: Marlin, Marlon, Marve, Marven, Marvyn, Marwin, Marwynn, Merle, Merlen, Merlinn, Merlyn, Merlynn and Murvynn.

Kreatif forms: Menvin, Mevin, Morvin. [more]

pinHow popular is Mervin?

Mervin is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#819 out of 1220, Top 67%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#40265 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Mervin for boys. Mervin reached its peak rank of #447 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Mervin and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Mervin ranked in the Top 1000 are Marlin, Marlon (#747 a year ago), Marvin (#492), Merle, Merlin, Merlyn and Mervyn. Variants like Merlinn are seldom used. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5035%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.0951%, 81.1% less), with versions such as Marlon, Marvin, Merle, Merlyn and Mervin becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mervin, Marlin, Marlon, Marvin, Merle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Merlin, Merlyn, Mervyn in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Mervin is alike in pronunciation to Morven and Morvyn. Other recommended similar baby names are Dervin, Kervin, Medvin, Melvin and Morfin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mervin.