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Marvin Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Marvin is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Marvin is "friend of the sea".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "marrow eminent".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 492 in baby name popularity for boys with 567 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Marvin Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Marvin has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Marvin to other names.


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Related Names

Marvin is a form of the name Mervyn.

Other Tidbits

Marvin falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Marvin Gaye, Marvin Hagler.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Marvin in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Marvin.

Just for fun, see the name Marvin in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Marvin in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.