First name origin & meaning:
English: Beautiful sea; good friend; lover of the sea
First name variations: Mervin, Mervyn, Merwin, Merwyn, Myrwyn, Murvyn, Myrvyn, Marv
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the Middle English personal name Merewine
(Old English Maerwin, from mær ‘fame’ + win
- 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
- 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.
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