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What does Murvyn mean?

Murvyn Pronunciation of Murvyn [murvyn] as a name for boys is of Old Welsh derivation, and the name Murvyn means "sea friend". Murvyn is an alternate form of Mervin (Old Welsh): also possibly "sea hill".

Associated with: sea, friend.


Murvyn has 4 variants: Merven, Mervyn, Mervynn and Murvin.

2 more alternative forms via Mervin: Merwin and Merwyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Macvyn, Munvyn, ..

(female) Muran, Murlin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Murvyn Azael (M.A.), ..

How popular is Murvyn?

Murvyn is an unusual first name for men. Murvyn is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Murvyn (outside Top 2000) are Merwyn, Merwin, Mervyn and Mervin. Usage of these forms of Murvyn was at its apex a century ago (median #1140). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mervin, Mervyn, Merwin, Merwyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Murvyn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Murvyn is pronounced similarly to Marven, Marvin, Marvyn, Morven, Morvyn and Murvynn. Other suggested similar names are Aaryn, Aeryn, Airyn, Alvyn, Arlyn, Arvyn, Arwyn, Austyn, Bryn, Corbyn, Crayn, Darwyn, Daryn, Durwyn, Dustyn, Efryn, Eirwyn, Elvyn, Ervyn, Evyn, Garlyn, Garvyn, Gutyn, Irvyn, Jermyn, Jevvyn, Jordyn, Justyn, Kelvyn, Kervyn, Kevyn, Korbyn, Malvin, Malvyn (see Malvin), Marden, Mardyn (see Marden), Marlan, Marmyon (see Marmion), Martin, Marton, Marty, Martyn, Marve, Marwin, Marwynn, Maurin, Medvin, Medwyn, Melvon, Melvyn, Merlin, Merlyn, Merlynn, Merton, Morfin, Morfyn, Morgan, Morry, Morton, Morty, Murdo, Murfey (see Murphy), Murfie (see Murphy), Murrow, Murry, Murton, Norvyn, Norwyn and Teryn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Murvyn.

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