The name Melvin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "council protector". Melvin is ranked #720 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names No Boy May Be Cool Enough For and discussed in our forums with posts like "How Old?".
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This once perfectly respectable surname has suffered decades of abuse, not least by Jerry Lewis's demented, spastic character in the fifties. NFL running back Melvin Gordon stars for the Los Angeles Chargers.
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