What does Merwyn mean?
Merwyn [mer-wyn] as a boys' name has its roots in Welsh, Old English and Old Welsh, and the name Merwyn means "sea friend; town by the lake". Merwyn is a variant form, with the prefix Me-, of Marvin (Welsh): version of Mervin. Merwyn is also a form of Merton (Old English): place name.
(male) Menwyn, Murwyn, ..
(female) Merann, Merine, ..
How popular is Merwyn?
Merwyn is an uncommon given name for males. Merwyn is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Merwyn for boys. Merwyn was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #1268 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Below is a charted analysis of the ranking of the boy name Merwyn and related names. Marvin (#550 from current records), Merton, Mervin, Mervyn and Merwin are the popular alternative forms of Merwyn rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Merwyn was at its most widespread in the 1930s (median #758) and is now significantly less (#1758, down 93.6%).
Merwyn is alike in pronunciation to Marion▼, Meirion and Myron▼. Other suggested similar names are Aeryn, Arwyn, Berlyn, Berwin, Berwyn, Berwynn (see Berwyn), Caerwyn, Carwyn, Corwyn, Darwyn, Delwyn, Derwin, Derwyn, Derwynn, Durwyn, Eirwyn, Erwyn, Garwyn, Hedwyn, Irwyn, Jermyn, Kelwyn, Kervyn, Kerwin, Kerwyn, Mardyn (see Marden), Martyn, Medwin, Medwyn, Melvyn▼, Melwin, Melwyn, Melwynn, Merlen, Merlin▼, Merlyn▼, Merlynn, Merom, Meryl, Miron, Morfyn, Morvyn, Norwyn, Perkyn, Selwyn, Sherwyn, Terryn, Teryn, Verlyn and Welwyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Merwyn.See names in meaning and etymology.