Name Melvin Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Melvin

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Melvin is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name Melvin

Melvin is a derivation of the Old High German name Malwin. But the name also derived from an old Scottish surname, which comes from the French place name Malleville.

What is the meaning of the name Melvin?

Melvin means “friend of justice” (from Germanic “mahal” = place of jurisdiction + “wini” = friend) and “bad town” (from French “mal” = bad + “ville” = town).

Pronunciation of Melvin

Variants of the name Melvin

Melvyn

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Popularity of the name Melvin

The name Melvin is ranked #3333 overall.

Melvin in the Top 50 Names

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