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Meaning of Marvin

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The name Marvin has the following meaning:

Friend of the sea. This is the name of a Welsh king of the 9th century.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Marvin is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 346 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Marvin fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 44 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 415 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Marvin in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Marvin is very likely a(n) Welsh variant of the name Mervyn.

See other suggested Welsh boy baby names.

You might also like to see the other variants of the name Mervyn.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Marvin and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Marvin: Boys - Cedric, Evan, Merlin, Merlyn, Girls - Ariana, Gwendolyn, Both genders - Bryn, Carey, Deverell, Dylan, Gladys, Jennifer


The name Marvin is a variant of Mervyn. Other popular variants of the name Mervyn are: Maerwine, Marvin, Marvyn, Marvynn, Mer, Mervan, Merven, Mervenn, Mervenne, Mervin (Welsh), Mervinn, Mervinne, Mervon, Mervun, Mervynn, Mervynne, Merwen, Merwenn, Merwenne, Merwin, Merwine, Merwinn, Merwinne, Merwynn, Merwynne


We think the name Marvin should fall under the following style category: Celtic.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Marvin to be: Studious and quiet chap

In one word, you might describe Marvin as a(n) "studious" person.

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