Meaning and Origin of: Melvin

Melvin is of Celtic origin and means "Chief."

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Celtic : Chief

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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’.