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What does Irvin mean?

Irvin Pronunciation of Irvin as a boys' name is a Gaelic name, and Irvin means "high cliff; verdant hill; green, fresh water". Irvin is a version of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic). Irvin is also a form of Irving (Gaelic). See also Earvin


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, high (great), hill (mountain), water


VARIANTS Irvyn, Irvine, Irven, Ervyn, Ervine, Ervin, Earvin

OTHER FORMS VIA ERSKINE, IRVING Erskin, Erv, Erve, Erwin, Erwyn, Irv

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How popular is Irvin?

Irvin is a very popular first name for men (#473 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1583 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Irvin reached its peak position of #172 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is currently at #1379. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irvin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Irvin outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Irvin (#1379 VIA LATEST LIST) are Earvin, Erskine, Ervin (#1624), Erwin, Irven, Irvine and Irving (#1412). Adoption of these relations of Irvin was well-received among parents in the 1910s (USAGE OF 0.37%) and has become much diminished since (USAGE 0.02%, DOWN 94.8%), with versions such as Erwin becoming less fashionable.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Irven, Irvine, Irving in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Irvin is alike in pronunciation to Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn and Orvin. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alvin, Ardin, Arin, Arlin, Armin, Arrin, Arwin, Bevin, Brain, Bruin, Corvin, Crain, Darvin, Davin, Dervin, Devin, Edvin, Elvin, Erin, Ermin, Ernin, Evin, Garvin, Gavin, Girvin, Havin, Iain, Irwin, Irwinn (see Irwin), Irwyn, Ivan, Iven, Ivon, Jevin, Jovin, Kervin, Kevin, Levin, Marvin, Mervin, Murvin, Nevin, Norvin, Orin, Orlin, Orrin, Orsin, Orwin, Osvin, Savin, Tavin, Tevin and Trevin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Irvin.

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