Other Origin(s):Scottish, Welsh
Meaning:Green water, fresh water; Handsome, fair of face
This fresh baby name is sure to keep your little one afloat! Irv is a boy’s name of Gaelic origin. A diminutive of Irving, Irv means “green water” or “fresh water,” and is possibly connected to the Welsh words ir, and yr afron. Irv is also a possible diminutive of Irvin, which is of Scottish origin, and means “handsome” or “fair of face.” Notable Irvs include hip hop music producer Irv Gotti and fictional Irv Harper, who is a character on the 2000s-era television show Everwood.
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