Gender: Male Meaning of Marvin: "sea hill" Origin of Marvin: Welsh, variant of Mervyn Marvin's Popularity in 2019: #587

Marvin Origin and Meaning

The name Marvin is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "sea hill".

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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Rank in US: #587

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Pop Culture References for the name Marvin

Merwyn, Mervin, Murvynn, Marve, Merwin, Mervyn, Murvin, Marwin, Marven, Marwynn, Marv


Kaylon O. Centres Says:


Marvina or Marvine.

lesliemarion Says:


Morven and Marvel!

Ruanne Says:



paulapuddephatt Says:


I really like this name.

PrudenceA Says:


I agree!

ElsaAnne Says:


I think this is more than ready for a comeback!



Don't worry, your cat will be dead by the time your child is able to be aware that you named him after the cat. He never has to know.

elifsu Says:


I prefer Mervin

KassemJ Says:


I prefer Martin

ispyabrownbair Says:


My Father recently passed away and Marvin was his name. I'm wondering if anyone can think of a girl variation of the name Marvin that is actually cute?

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


I like this name with the nn Vin or Vinnie, but NOT Marv. Besides, I have a cat named this, so it's unusable for me. But I do think it is a nice choice.