What 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".
How 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)
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)