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Marvin

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How popular is the baby name Marvin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 69 0 69
1881 57 0 57
1882 64 0 64
1883 71 0 71
1884 73 0 73
1885 65 0 65
1886 90 0 90
1887 70 0 70
1888 90 0 90
1889 77 0 77
1890 99 0 99
1891 93 0 93
1892 88 0 88
1893 102 0 102
1894 92 0 92
1895 107 0 107
1896 93 0 93
1897 134 0 134
1898 127 0 127
1899 138 0 138
1900 176 0 176
1901 145 0 145
1902 192 6 186
1903 185 0 185
1904 203 0 203
1905 220 5 215 #100 boy name
1906 245 0 245 #94 boy name
1907 304 0 304 #87 boy name
1908 318 7 311 #87 boy name
1909 361 7 354 #85 boy name
1910 421 8 413 #84 boy name
1911 496 8 488 #82 boy name
1912 963 5 958 #83 boy name
1913 1,246 10 1,236 #77 boy name
1914 1,637 10 1,627 #75 boy name
1915 2,242 15 2,227 #72 boy name
1916 2,541 12 2,529 #66 boy name
1917 2,533 16 2,517 #68 boy name
1918 2,851 22 2,829 #68 boy name
1919 3,011 14 2,997 #63 boy name
1920 3,269 24 3,245 #62 boy name
1921 3,513 23 3,490 #59 boy name
1922 3,604 24 3,580 #56 boy name
1923 3,838 26 3,812 #51 boy name
1924 4,062 40 4,022 #50 boy name
1925 4,118 26 4,092 #51 boy name
1926 4,146 33 4,113 #50 boy name
1927 4,429 37 4,392 #47 boy name
1928 4,483 32 4,451 #46 boy name
1929 4,433 44 4,389 #46 boy name
1930 4,437 35 4,402 #48 boy name
1931 4,385 30 4,355 #45 boy name
1932 4,221 33 4,188 #46 boy name
1933 4,156 29 4,127 #44 boy name
1934 4,242 20 4,222 #44 boy name
1935 4,293 23 4,270 #45 boy name
1936 3,961 18 3,943 #49 boy name
1937 3,925 16 3,909 #49 boy name
1938 3,912 14 3,898 #53 boy name
1939 3,780 21 3,759 #52 boy name
1940 3,520 21 3,499 #63 boy name
1941 3,646 19 3,627 #63 boy name
1942 3,808 18 3,790 #65 boy name
1943 3,958 21 3,937 #66 boy name
1944 3,593 25 3,568 #75 boy name
1945 3,311 17 3,294 #80 boy name
1946 3,616 18 3,598 #88 boy name
1947 3,790 19 3,771 #89 boy name
1948 3,645 21 3,624 #90 boy name
1949 3,744 19 3,725 #89 boy name
1950 3,512 15 3,497 #93 boy name
1951 3,568 15 3,553 #96 boy name
1952 3,591 13 3,578 #95 boy name
1953 3,583 23 3,560 #94 boy name
1954 3,511 15 3,496 #97 boy name
1955 3,673 16 3,657 #94 boy name
1956 3,498 20 3,478
1957 3,423 15 3,408
1958 3,312 21 3,291
1959 3,180 10 3,170
1960 3,294 17 3,277
1961 3,203 21 3,182
1962 3,151 18 3,133
1963 3,001 25 2,976
1964 3,004 30 2,974
1965 2,990 21 2,969
1966 2,752 18 2,734
1967 2,453 25 2,428
1968 2,283 28 2,255
1969 2,218 17 2,201
1970 2,044 9 2,035
1971 1,961 27 1,934
1972 1,619 22 1,597
1973 1,526 20 1,506
1974 1,505 20 1,485
1975 1,326 15 1,311
1976 1,271 17 1,254
1977 1,192 19 1,173
1978 1,215 15 1,200
1979 1,258 14 1,244
1980 1,235 11 1,224
1981 1,186 16 1,170
1982 1,145 9 1,136
1983 1,183 11 1,172
1984 1,113 12 1,101
1985 1,158 15 1,143
1986 1,145 9 1,136
1987 1,097 18 1,079
1988 1,168 15 1,153
1989 1,194 5 1,189
1990 1,223 7 1,216
1991 1,198 5 1,193
1992 1,180 5 1,175
1993 1,090 9 1,081
1994 984 6 978
1995 843 0 843
1996 868 0 868
1997 857 0 857
1998 838 0 838
1999 761 0 761
2000 810 0 810
2001 798 0 798
2002 796 0 796
2003 864 0 864
2004 801 5 796
2005 807 0 807
2006 890 0 890
2007 880 0 880
2008 825 0 825
2009 706 0 706
2010 634 0 634
2011 571 0 571
2012 578 0 578
2013 549 0 549
2014 568 0 568
2015 516 0 516

Want to know about the popularity of the Marvin baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 251,103 babies born with the name Marvin in the United States. That's more than enough Marvins to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 69 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Marvin" was in 1928 with a total of 4,451 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marvins)

According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Marvin" ranks #28 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 69 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1935. Across the entire United States a total of 4,293 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Marvin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Marvin as well as things modernly associated with the name Marvin such as celebrities named Marvin.

Origin and Meaning of Marvin

The name "Marvin" is of English origin, and it means "Great lord". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer specializing in R&B, soul, psychedelic soul, and funk music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1959 to 1984. Marvin was born in 1939 as Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Marvin Harrison

Marvin Harrison is a NFL player. Marvin was born in 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf is a musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor specializing in rock, hard rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1970 to present. Meat was born in 1947 as Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Tony Yayo

Tony Yayo is a rapper and songwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Tony was born in 1978 as Marvin Bernard.

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Neil Simon

Neil Simon is a playwright, screenwriter, and author. Neil was born in 1927 as Marvin Neil Simon in The Bronx, New York, U.S.

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Marvin Minnis

Marvin Minnis is a NFL player. Marvin was born in 1977 in Miami, Florida.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Marvin

Marvin Bush
Marvin Sapp
Marvin Sharp
Marvin Dc
Marvin Gaye Lyrics
Marvin Hagler
Marvin Windows
Marvin Gaye Death

Alternative Meanings

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

V is for valor, your strength.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nivram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Vmianr". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Marvin born Apr 14, 1954

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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