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What does Mervin mean?

Mervin Pronunciation of Mervin 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH sea, friend, hill (mountain)


VARIANTS Merven, Mervyn, Mervynn, Merwin, Merwinn, Merwyn, Murvin, Murvyn

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA MARVIN, MERLIN Marlin, Marlon, Marve, Marven, Marvyn, Marwin, Merle, Merlen, Merlinn, Merlyn, Merlynn, Murvynn



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How popular is Mervin?

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 (#40265 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Mervin reached its peak rank of #403 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Mervin ranked in the Top 2000 are Marlin (#1807 VIA LATEST LIST), Marlon (#851), Marvin (#580), Merle, Merlin, Merlyn, Mervyn, Merwin and Merwyn. Other variants, like Marven, are seldom used. These relations of Mervin were favored by parents in the 1930s (USAGE OF 0.5%) and have become much less popular since, with versions such as Marlin becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mervin, Marlin, Marlon, Marvin, Merle in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Mervin is alike in pronunciation to Morven and Morvyn. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arvin, Bergin, Berlin, Bertin, Berwin, Bevin, Bevvin, Corvin, Darvin, Delvin, Derrin, Dervin, Dervon, Derwin, Devin, Earvin, Ervin, Fermin, Ferrin, Garvin, Germin, Girvin, Herin, Irvin, Jeavin, Jermin, Jerrin, Jervis, Jevin, Jevvin (see Jevon), Kelvin, Kervin, Kervyn, Kerwin, Kevin, Levin, Malvin, Martin, Medvin, Medwin, Mellin, Melvin, Melvon, Melvyn, Melwin, Meril, Merit, Merrik, Merril, Merton, Morfin, Morfinn (see Morven), Morfyn, Nevin, Norvin, Orvin, Perkin, Perrin, Terrin, Tevin, Verlin and Vernin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mervin.

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