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Melvin Meaning


What does Melvin mean?

The name Melvin is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Melvin is "polished chief".

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "gentle chieftain".

Melvin is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Mel-vin.

The Given Name Melvin

Melvin is a form of Maoilmhin. See Maoilmhin for further details.

Melvin is a name with authenticness.

A name fit for a child full of familiarity and brilliance, a little explorer.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Melvin Calvin, and Melvin Schwartz.

Melvin Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 692 in baby name popularity for boys with 361 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 671 in baby name popularity for boys with 379 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Melvin has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Melvin Name Popularity Page.

Melvin Related Names

Melvin is a form of Maoilmhin.

Variants of the name Melvin include Melvon, Melvyn.

The name Melva is a form of Melvin.

Famous Melvins

  • Melvin Calvin ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1961
  • Melvin Schwartz ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1988

Melvin Numerology

What will your new littleMelvin be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Melvin are often thorough and royal but most of all they are read more >>

Melvin Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Melvin.

Just for fun, see the name Melvin 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 Melvin in Nautical Flags page.