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Gender: M Meaning of Marvin: "sea hill" Origin of Marvin: Welsh, variant of Mervyn Marvin's Popularity in 2012: #469

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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, American singer
Marvin Hamlisch, American composer
Marvin Harrison, American football player

Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton, an American Appalachian moonshiner originally from Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

Pop Culture References for the Name Marvin

Lily and Marshall named their son Marvin, after Marshall's father on How I Met Your Mother
Marvin Humes - member of boyband JLS
Marvin the Martian

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