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Gender: M Meaning of Marvin: "sea hill" Origin of Marvin: Welsh, variant of Mervyn Marvin's Popularity in 2013: #499

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Marvin has been neglected for so long that it's hard to believe that it has windswept Welsh roots. It also has some strong namesakes going for it--singer Marvin Gaye, composer Marvin Hamlisch and boxer Marvin Hagler, is the real name of both Neil Simon and Meatloaf--not to mention Marvin Gardens on Monopoly.

Marvin has also made appearances on The Simpsons, Weeds, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--and was recently bestowed on the baby in How I Met Your Mother.

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Famous People Named Marvin

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.), American R&B singer
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, American composer
Marvin Harrison, American football player
Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton, American Appalachian moonshiner
Marvin Richard James Humes, singer with British boy band JLS
Marvin Lee Minsky, American cognitive scientist
"Marvelous" Marvin Nathaniel Hagler, American middleweight boxer
Marvin Jay Cuyugan Agustin, Filipino actor
Marvin Stamm, American jazz trumpeter

Pop Culture References for the Name Marvin

Marvin Wait-for-it Eriksen, son of Lily and Marshall on "How I Met Your Mother"
Marvin the Martian, Looney Tunes character
Marvin Myles Ransome-Main female character in the novel H.M. Pulham, Esq., played in the film by Hedy Lamarr
"Marvin," American comic strip about a talking baby
Marvin Grossberg, character from 'Ace Attorney'
Marvin Suggs, from The Muppet Show

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