What does Mervin mean?
Mervin [mervin] 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.
(male) Merin, Morvin, ..
(female) Mervinni, Mervinnie, ..
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 history of Mervin for boys. Mervin reached its peak rank of #403 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the statistics of Mervin and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Mervin ranked in the Top 2000 are Marlin (#1852 via latest list), Marlon (#817), Marvin (#550), Merle, Merlin, Merlyn, Mervyn, Merwin and Merwyn. Other variants, like Marven, are seldom used. These relations of Mervin were favored by parents in the 1930s (usage of 0.5%) and have become much less popular since, with versions such as Marlin becoming less stylish.
Mervin▼ is alike in pronunciation to Morven and Morvyn. Other recommended names are Arvin, Bergin, Berlin, Bertin, Berwin, Bevin, Bevvin, Corvin, Darvin, Delvin, Derrin, Dervin, Dervon, Derwin, Devin▼, Earvin, Ervin▼, Fermin, Ferrin, Garvin, Germin, Girvin, Herin, Irvin▼, Jeavin, Jermin, Jerrin, Jervis, Jevin, Jevvin (see Jevon), Kelvin, Kervin, Kervyn, Kerwin, Kevin▼, Levin, Malvin, Martin▼, Medvin, Medwin, Mellin, Melvin▼, Melvon, Melvyn▼, Melwin, Meril, Merit, Merrik, Merril, Merton▼, Morfin, Morfinn (see Morven), Morfyn, Nevin, Norvin, Orvin, Perkin, Perrin, Terrin, Tevin▼, Verlin and Vernin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mervin.See names in meaning and etymology.