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Irvin

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39k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Irvin

"Irvin" is a name of Celtic origin, and it means "White". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Irvin

Irvin Kershner was a film director. He was most prominent from 1952 to 2009. Irvin was born on April 29th, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He left this life on November 27th, 2010.

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Irvin D. Yalom is a in the field of psychotherapy. Irvin was given the name Irvin David Yalom on June 13th, 1931 in Washington, D.C.

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Irvin McDowell is a san francisco. His military service ended in 1838.

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Pee Wee is a pop music, latin pop, cumbia, reggaeton, and tejano music singing, songwriter, actor, and dance. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Pee was given the name Irvin Salinas on December 8th, 1988 in Othello, Washington. Pee is also known as Pee Wee Salinas and PW.

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Irvin Rose was a scientist in the field of biology. Irvin was given the name Irwin Allan Rose on July 16th, 1926 in Brooklyn. He died on June 2nd, 2015.

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Irvin S. Cobb was a writer. Irvin was given the name Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb on June 23rd, 1876 in Paducah, Kentucky. He passed away on March 11th, 1944.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Irvin

Michael Irvin is a football player. He was most prominent from 1988 to 1999. Michael was born on March 5th, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Bruce Irvin is an athlete for the Seattle Seahawks. Bruce was born on November 1st, 1987 in Atlanta.

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Britt Irvin is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1996. Britt was given the name Brittney Elizabeth Irvin on November 10th, 1984 in Vancouver.

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James was born on September 12th, 1978 in Huntington Beach, California, United States.

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Monte Irvin was a baseball player. Monte was born on February 25th, 1919 in Haleburg, Alabama. He died on January 11th, 2016.

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John Irvin is a film director. He has been prominent since 1963. John was born on May 7th, 1940 in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 86 0 86
1881 88 0 88
1882 66 0 66
1883 73 0 73
1884 86 0 86
1885 91 0 91
1886 71 0 71
1887 55 0 55
1888 78 0 78
1889 76 0 76
1890 82 0 82
1891 73 0 73
1892 85 0 85
1893 88 0 88
1894 90 0 90
1895 65 0 65
1896 79 0 79
1897 75 0 75
1898 79 0 79
1899 73 0 73
1900 118 0 118
1901 88 0 88
1902 91 0 91
1903 95 0 95
1904 107 0 107
1905 87 0 87
1906 88 0 88
1907 120 0 120
1908 104 0 104
1909 109 0 109
1910 137 0 137
1911 164 0 164
1912 344 0 344
1913 422 0 422
1914 491 0 491
1915 681 0 681
1916 729 5 724
1917 734 0 734
1918 798 0 798
1919 764 0 764
1920 774 0 774
1921 801 11 790
1922 724 6 718
1923 826 9 817
1924 769 6 763
1925 708 0 708
1926 675 0 675
1927 668 0 668
1928 693 6 687
1929 646 0 646
1930 604 6 598
1931 547 0 547
1932 523 5 518
1933 446 0 446
1934 472 0 472
1935 474 0 474
1936 443 0 443
1937 454 0 454
1938 415 0 415
1939 393 0 393
1940 410 0 410
1941 392 0 392
1942 444 0 444
1943 416 0 416
1944 381 0 381
1945 351 0 351
1946 365 0 365
1947 396 0 396
1948 358 0 358
1949 379 0 379
1950 370 0 370
1951 379 9 370
1952 391 0 391
1953 332 0 332
1954 354 5 349
1955 349 0 349
1956 355 0 355
1957 300 0 300
1958 278 0 278
1959 273 0 273
1960 300 0 300
1961 254 0 254
1962 261 0 261
1963 247 0 247
1964 205 0 205
1965 222 0 222
1966 161 0 161
1967 153 0 153
1968 159 0 159
1969 162 0 162
1970 161 0 161
1971 150 0 150
1972 116 0 116
1973 145 0 145
1974 122 0 122
1975 97 0 97
1976 96 0 96
1977 94 0 94
1978 108 0 108
1979 101 0 101
1980 106 0 106
1981 113 0 113
1982 76 0 76
1983 103 0 103
1984 86 0 86
1985 92 0 92
1986 86 0 86
1987 143 0 143
1988 334 6 328
1989 267 0 267
1990 270 0 270
1991 407 0 407
1992 352 0 352
1993 277 0 277
1994 262 0 262
1995 294 0 294
1996 291 0 291
1997 297 0 297
1998 274 0 274
1999 265 0 265
2000 272 0 272
2001 282 0 282
2002 297 0 297
2003 323 0 323
2004 307 0 307
2005 364 0 364
2006 339 0 339
2007 316 0 316
2008 320 0 320
2009 291 0 291
2010 219 0 219
2011 249 0 249
2012 193 0 193
2013 148 0 148
2014 142 0 142
2015 112 0 112
2016 107 0 107

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Popularity of Irvin as a first name

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Popularity of Irvin as a last name

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Common last names for Irvin

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Green
  • Baker
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Irvin U.S.
  White 68.00% 64.26%
  African American 26.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Irvin

People with the last name Irvin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Irvin

  • How Popular is the name Irvin? Irvin is the 1,156th most popular name of all time. As a last name Irvin was the 1,695th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Irvin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,148 babies born with the first name Irvin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Irvin to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Irvin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 86 new born babies.
  • When was Irvin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Irvin is Thursday, August 18th, 1808.
  • What year had the most people named Irvin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Irvin was in 1923 with a total of 817 babies.
  • Random Irvin Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Irvin ranks 50th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 60 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Irvin: Your name in reverse order is Nivri. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irinv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Irvin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,263 people with the last name Irvin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Irvin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Irvin as their last name.

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