Gender: Male Meaning of Mervyn: "sea hill" Origin of Mervyn: Welsh

The name Mervyn is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "sea hill". Mervyn and is often added to lists like Names No Boy May Be Cool Enough For and discussed in our forums with posts like "Gender Bender Makeover Game".

From the experts:

Terminally outmoded.

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I like it too, and find the description somewhat unfair. Drop the "terminally" is my verdict.

Eleri Gwenllian Says:


Mervyn is my cousin's middle name - to my astonishment he's started using it, in deference, I think, to our part-Welsh ancestry. It reminds me of Merlin the magician and has a certain Celtic charm to it, but seems rather stuffy.

lesliemarion Says:


It may well be terminally outdated, but I am fond of Mervyn. It's the "y" and Welshness, I think. Plus I find names from the past comforting.