Other Origin(s):British, Gaelic
Meaning:Gentle lord or polished chief; Sword friend; Smooth brow
Melvyn is a boy's baby name with Irish roots. A variant of the name Melvin, Melvyn is the Anglicization of the Irish surname Ó Maoil Mhín, which means "gentle lord" or "polished chief." With this meaning, baby can feel confident in their leadership skills while also being encouraged to show compassion and care to those around them. A second meaning of Melvyn is "sword friend," which is Old English in origin. This interpretation has a more medieval feel, but still fits with the initial meaning's emphasis on strength and understanding. Melvyn and Melvin could possibly be the masculine form of the name Malvina, a Gaelic girl's name that means "smooth brow."
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