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What does Merwyn mean?

Merwyn Pronunciation of Merwyn 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 of Marvin (Welsh): variant spelling of Mervin. Merwyn is also a form of Merton (Old English): place name.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, sea, friend, lake (river)


VARIANTS Merwinn, Merwin, Marwynn, Marwin

RELATED FORMS VIA MARVIN, MERTON, MERVIN Marven, Marvyn, Merven, Mervyn, Mervynn, Murton, Murvin, Murvyn, Murvynn



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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)

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. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Marvin (#580 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 (#1763, DOWN 93.8%).

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

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

Similar Names

Merwyn is alike in pronunciation to Marion, Meirion and Myron. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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