Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Irvin

Irvin is the transferred use of an English surname derived from either the Scottish surname Irving (meaning “green water”) or from Irwin which developed from an old Anglo-Saxon personal name Eoforwine (meaning “friend of the boar”). Names such as Irving, Irwin and Irvin were adopted by Jewish-Americans to replace the traditional Hebrew “I” names like Israel, Isaiah and Isaac (perhaps during periods of American history when anti-Semitism was more prevalent).

All About the Baby Name – Irvin

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME IRVIN

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME IRVIN

Oddly enough neither Irving nor Irwin has managed to stay on the American male naming charts but the more plain-jane sounding Irvin has. A long time ago, back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Irvin was a Top 200 name choice for baby boys but the 21st century hasn’t treated him as kindly. The name actually went out of style in the 1980s when it disappeared from the graphs altogether, but it showed a mild comeback in the 1990s. It didn’t last though; today Irvin is coming dangerously close to returning back to obscurity.

Quick Facts

ON IRVIN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

853

PRONUNCIATION:

ER-vin

SIMPLE MEANING:

Green water; or Friend of the boar

Characteristics

OF IRVIN

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Irvin

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME IRVIN

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Irvin

Popular Songs

ON IRVIN

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Irvin


Famous People

NAMED IRVIN

Irvin S. Cobb (humorist/journalist), Irvin Kershner (film director)

Children of Famous People

NAMED IRVIN

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Irvin

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME IRVIN

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Irvin