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Gender: Male Meaning of Irvin: "handsome, fair of face" Origin of Irvin: Scottish

The name Irvin is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "handsome, fair of face". Irvin and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Beautiful and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

From the experts:

Irvin is an Old Man name that has an uncertain future. Losing the final g in Irving makes the name slightly less dated -- but just slightly. There's something about the 'erv' sound that makes Irvin and brothers feel unappealing.

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Famous People Named Irvin

Irvin McDowell, American Civil War general
Irvin J. Borowsky, American publisher
Irvin Cobb, American writer
Irvin Duguid, Scottish musician
Irvin Feld, American circus impresario
Irvin Kershner, American film director
Irvin Mayfield, American jazz musician
Irvin Shapiro, American film distributor
Irvin Westheimer, American philanthropist
Irvin Willat, American film director
Irvin Yeaworth, German film director

Pop Culture References for the name Irvin

Irvin Irving, character in novels by Michael Connelly

Irv, Ervin, Earvin, Irvine


mom23 Says:


Want to know what other name berries think of Irvin as a middle name. We are considering it for our son to be named Boh. Boh Irvin? It is my grandfathers name.