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Gender: Male Origin of Ervin: Scottish variation of Irving; Hungarian variation of Erwin Meaning of Irving: Scottish, "green river, sea friend"

The name Ervin is a boy's name of Scottish, Hungarian origin. Ervin and is often added to lists like Urban Prairie Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

An old-school great-grandpa name, like Irving and Ernest, that may just be ready for revival. It's also a well-known name in Hungary and elsewhere in central and eastern Europe. As a surname, it's associated with jazz sax player Booker Ervin.

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Famous People Named Ervin

Ervin Drake, American songwriter
Johan Ramon "Ervin" Santana, Dominican baseball pitcher
Ervin Bulku, Albanian footballer
Ervin Zukanović, Bosnian footballer
Ervin Skela, Albanian footballer
Ervin László, Hungarian physicist
Ervin Marton, Hungarian artist
Ervin Nyiregyházi, Hungarian-American pianist

Pop Culture References for the name Ervin

Ervin Burrell, character on TV's "The Wire"

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