Meaning and name origin
Mervin \m(e)-rvin, mer-vin\ as a boy's 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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#819 out of 1220, Top 67%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#33242 out of 88799, Top 37%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mervin for boys. Mervin reached its highest rank of #447 in the U.S. in 1920-1929 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mervin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marvin (#492), Mervyn, Merlin and Mervin. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Mervin▼ is also pronounced similarly to Marven, Marvyn, Morven and Morvyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Dervin, Kervin, Medvin, Melvin▼ and Morfin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mervin.