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Gender: Male Meaning of Marvin: "sea hill" Origin of Marvin: Welsh, variant of Mervyn Marvin's Popularity in 2017: #559

The name Marvin is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "sea hill". Marvin is ranked #559 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old People Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (BOYS)".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Marvin

Marvin Pentz Gaye, legendary American singer-songwriter and musician
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, American composer
Marvin Harrison, American football player
Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton, American Appalachian moonshiner
Marvin Richard James Humes, singer with British boy band JLS
Marvin Lee Minsky, American cognitive scientist
"Marvelous" Marvin Nathaniel Hagler, American middleweight boxer
Marvin Jay Cuyugan Agustin, Filipino actor
Marvin Stamm, American jazz trumpeter
Marvin Plattenhardt, German professional footballer
Marvin (Romeo Kwasie) Zeegelaar, Dutch professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Marvin

Marvin Boggs, character in "RED"
Marvin Wait-for-it Eriksen, son of Lily and Marshall on "How I Met Your Mother"
Marvin the Martian, Looney Tunes character
Marvin Myles Ransome, main 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 Grossberg, character from "Ace Attorney"
Marvin Suggs, from "The Muppet Show"
Marvin "Mouth" McFadden, male character on hit TV show "One Tree Hill"
Marvin, character in musical "Falsettos"

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