Origin:Irish
Popularity:1663
Meaning:Gentle chieftain
Melvin is a masculine name of Irish origin. It is an Anglicized version of the Gaelic surname Ó Maoil Mhín, which means “gentle chieftain” or “gentle lord”. Melvin also had its heyday of popularity in the 1930s to the 60s in the USA and England, but has distinct retro charm when used nowadays. Help baby to stand out from the crowd with this adorable moniker and all its noble connotations!

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Source: Social Security Administration

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