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What does Ervine mean?

Ervine Pronunciation of Ervine as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Ervine is "high cliff; verdant hill; green, fresh water". Ervine is an alternate form of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic). Ervine is also a derivative of Erving (Old English): variation of Irving.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, high (great), hill (mountain), water


VARIANTS Irvin, Ervyn

RELATIONS VIA ERSKINE, ERVING Erskin, Erv, Erve, Erwin, Erwyn, Erwynn



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How popular is Ervine?

Ervine is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#40690 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Ervine (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Erskine, Erving, Erwin and Irvin (#1379 VIA LATEST LIST). These forms of Ervine were at the peak of their popularity 108 years ago (AVERAGE #932) and are now significantly less popular (#1844, 95% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Erwin becoming less stylish. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erskine, Erving, Erwin, Irvin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ervine is alike in pronunciation to Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn, Earvin, Ervin, Irven, Irvine, Irvyn and Orvin. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alpine, Alwine, Aronne, Arvie, Arvind, Blaine, Boine, Carmine, Craine, Crayne, Daine, Devane, Devine, Dwaine, Eadin, Edin, Eduino (see Edwin), Edvin, Edwin, Eike, Eirnin, Eldin, Elgin, Elgine, Eljin, Elvin, Elwin, Elwinn (see Elvin), Eoin, Eraste, Ercule, Erick, Erico, Erie, Erin, Eriq, Erix, Erle, Erlend, Erlie, Erling, Ermano, Ermin, Ermino, Ern, Ernan, Ernie, Ernin, Erron, Erwinn, Eryle, Eugene, Evan, Evann, Evans, Evian, Evin, Evyn, Fraine, Freyne, Irving, Jardine, Shaine, Thaine, Twaine and Urbaine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ervine.

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