Meaning and Origin of: Melvin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Celtic : Chief

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain (see McIlwaine).
  • Scottish : variant of Melville 1.
  • Irish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.