What does Mervin mean?
Mervin \m(e)-rvin, mer-vin\ 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 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 (#33242 out of 88799, Top 37%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Mervin and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Mervin are Marlin, Marlon (#747 a year ago), Marvin (#492), Merle, Merlin, Merlyn and Mervyn. This boy name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1930-1939 and has become much less popular since, with versions such as Marlon, Marvin, Merle, Merlyn and Mervin becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)