The name Arvin is a boy's name of German origin meaning "friend of the people". Arvin and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Friend or Friendly and discussed in our forums with posts like "Harry Potter House Sorting Name Game".
From the experts:
This name's popularity peaked in the 1930s in the mid 600s - but we think it is time for a reconsideration. Arvin feels more modern than similar names like Marvin and Alvin. It also boasts a beautiful meaning and defies easy shortening (which is an asset to many parents who choose a name because they want it to be used!).