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 "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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.