Welsh, variant of Mervyn
"sea hill"

Marvin Origin and Meaning

The name Marvin is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "sea hill".

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. It's the real name of both Neil Simon and Meatloaf. And let's not forget mention Marvin Gardens on Monopoly.

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

# 645 in the US

Marvin Rank in US Top 1000

# 1180 on Nameberry

Marvin Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Marvin Popularity

Famous People Named Marvin

  • Marvin Pentz Gayelegendary American singer,songwriter and musician
  • Marvin Frederick HamlischAmerican composer
  • Marvin HarrisonAmerican football player
  • Marvin "Popcorn" SuttonAmerican Appalachian moonshiner
  • Marvin Richard James Humessinger with British boy band JLS
  • Marvin Lee MinskyAmerican cognitive scientist
  • "Marvelous" Marvin Nathaniel HaglerAmerican middleweight boxer
  • Marvin Jay Cuyugan AgustinFilipino actor
  • Marvin StammAmerican jazz trumpeter
  • Marvin PlattenhardtGerman professional footballer
  • Marvin (Romeo Kwasie) ZeegelaarDutch professional footballer

Marvin in Pop Culture

  • Marvin Boggscharacter in "RED"
  • Marvin Waitfor,it Eriksen, son of Lily and Marshall on "How I Met Your Mother"
  • Marvin the MartianLooney Tunes character
  • Marvin Myles Ransomemain 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 Grossbergcharacter from "Ace Attorney"
  • Marvin Suggsfrom "The Muppet Show"
  • Marvin "Mouth" McFaddenmale character on hit TV show "One Tree Hill"
  • Marvincharacter in musical "Falsettos"
  • Marvincharacter in movie "Daddy day Care"
  • Marvin Mangemain character in the 2001 comedy film "The Animal"