Meaning and Origin of: Marvin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Beautiful sea; good friend; lover of the sea

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from the Middle English personal name Merewine (Old English Maerwin, from mær ‘fame’ + win ‘friend’).
  • English : from the Old English personal name Merefinn, derived from Old Norse Mora-Finnr.
  • English : from the Old English personal name Mǣrwynn, composed of the elements mǣr ‘famous’, ‘renowned’ + wynn ‘joy’.
  • English : from the Welsh personal name Merfyn, Mervyn, composed of the Old Welsh elements mer, which probably means ‘marrow’, + myn ‘eminent’.
  • English : Mathew Marvin was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, (coming from Cambridge, MA, with Thomas Hooker) in 1635.