Marvin - boys name

Marvin name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 74%

Marvin name meaning:

The name Marvin is of Welsh origin and has a rich history. It is derived from the Welsh name Mervyn, which itself is derived from the Welsh elements "mer" meaning "sea" and "wyn" meaning "fair" or "white." Therefore, the name Marvin can be interpreted to mean "sea friend" or "white sea."

The name Marvin has been used for centuries and has various cultural associations. In literature, it is often associated with characters who possess wisdom and strength. Marvin also has biblical ties, as it is often linked to the Hebrew name Mordecai, which means "warrior." This adds a sense of valor and bravery to the name's meaning.

Furthermore, individuals named Marvin are often considered to be charismatic, intelligent, and analytical. They tend to possess a natural leadership ability and are driven to succeed. With a name meaning "sea friend" or "white sea," Marvin may represent someone who navigates life's challenges with grace and adaptability, while also embodying purity and tranquility.

Origin: German

Friend of the sea.

Related names

Marvin , Marv, Marvene, Marvina, Merv, Mervin, Mervyn

Other boys names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 1250 out of 4789

21 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Marvin

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