Irving boy

First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hungarian: Variation of Irving
  2. Old English: Sea friend

First name variations: Irvin, Ervan, Erwin, Erven, Erwan, Erwyn, Ervin, Irvin, Irvine, Irwin, Irwyn, Irven, Irvinn, Irvon, Irvyn, Irvyne

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish: habitational name from Irving in Dumfries and Galloway region, which has the same origin as Irvine, with which it has become inextricably confused.
  2. The writer Washington Irving (1783–1859), who wrote the stories ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’, was born in NY. His father was Deacon William Irving (from a family also recorded as Irvine), who came to NY in 1763 from Orkney, Scotland, a former British packet officer, a patriot during the Revolution, and a successful merchant.

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