Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. MEHL-vin(English)
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Meaning & History

From a Scots surname that was a variant of Melville. This name has been used in America since the 19th century. It became popular in the early 20th century and reached a peak in the late 1920s, but has steadily declined since then (closely mirroring the similar-sounding but unrelated names Marvin and Alvin).

Related Names

VariantMelvyn(English)
DiminutiveMel(English)

Popularity

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Entry updated January 21, 2022