US Popularity:1316
Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Sea friend; Lover of the sea; Famous friend; Sea noble; Bone marrow
Marvin is a boy’s name of Welsh and Old English origin. The title is derived from Mervyn, the Anglicized form of Merfyn, and can possibly mean "sea friend," "sea noble," or "bone marrow." To continue this nautical tone, Marvin may also come from the Old English words mere and win, meaning "lover of the sea," as well as the name Mærwine, meaning "famous friend." Navigating its way across the Atlantic Ocean, this is also the name of many well-known people throughout history. From Marvin Gaye to both Neil Simon and Meatloaf, whose given names are, you guessed it, Marvin, your little one could follow in these artistic footsteps. Even if baby's passion isn't in music, but in sports, they're sure to find inspiration in the countless athletic Marvins that came before them.

Famous People Named Marvin

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  • Marvin Gaye

Marvin Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Marvin is currently #1061 on The Bump
Boy:Marvin is currently #581 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Marvin is currently #1316 in U.S. births
Boy:Marvin is currently #645 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 31
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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