Irving

First Name
43k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
15k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Irving

"Irving" is a name of English origin, and it means "From Irving, Scotland". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)
  2. United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)
Wiktionary

Variant of the Scottish habitational surname Irvine, probably from Celtic word cognate with Welsh ir, yr "green, fresh" + afon "water".

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname. Used by English-speaking Jews to anglicize Israel.
  3. A city in Illinois
  4. A city in Texas
  5. A town in Wisconsin

Notable Persons Named Irving

Ving Rhames is an actor. He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Ving was given the name Irving Rameses Rhames on May 12th, 1959 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Irving Berlin was a broadway musicals, revues, show tunes, broadway theatre, revue, and show tune songwriter, composer, and lyricist. He was most prominent from 1907 to 1971. Irving was given the name Israel Isidore Baline on May 11th, 1888 in Tyumen. He passed away on September 22nd, 1989.

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Bert Lahr was an actor and comedian. He has had major accomplishments since 1925. Bert was given the name Irving Lahrheim on August 13th, 1895 in New York City, New York, U.S. He died on December 4th, 1967.

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Irv Gotti is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b record producer. He plays Turntablism, DJ mixer, Keyboard instrument, Drum machine, and Sampler (musical instrument). His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Irv was given the name Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. on June 26th, 1970. Irv is also known as DJ Irv.

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Irving Kahn was a businessman and investor. Irving was born on December 19th, 1905 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on February 24th, 2015.

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Irving Penn was a photographer. Irving was born on June 16th, 1917 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He passed away on October 7th, 2009.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Irving

Kyrie Irving is a basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2011. Kyrie was born on March 23rd, 1992 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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David Irving is a writer. David was given the name David John Cawdell Irving by his parent Beryl Irving on March 24th, 1938 in Hutton, Essex, England.

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Washington Irving was a short story writer, essayist, biographer, magazine editor, diplomat, and essay. Washington was born on April 3rd, 1783 in New York City. He died on November 28th, 1859.

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Amy Irving is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 1975. Amy was given the name Amy Davis Irving on September 10th, 1953 in Palo Alto, California, U.S.

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John Irving is a writer. John was given the name John Wallace Blunt, Jr. on March 2nd, 1942 in United States.

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Paul D. Irving is a Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives. Paul was born in Tampa, Florida, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 60 0 60
1881 60 0 60
1882 61 0 61
1883 46 0 46
1884 80 0 80
1885 78 0 78
1886 60 0 60
1887 55 0 55
1888 89 0 89
1889 65 0 65
1890 69 0 69
1891 75 0 75
1892 59 0 59
1893 95 0 95
1894 102 0 102
1895 110 0 110
1896 87 0 87
1897 98 0 98
1898 113 0 113
1899 95 0 95
1900 115 0 115
1901 80 0 80
1902 104 0 104
1903 125 0 125
1904 159 0 159
1905 148 0 148
1906 170 0 170
1907 196 0 196
1908 225 0 225
1909 202 0 202
1910 272 0 272
1911 431 0 431 #93 boy name
1912 815 0 815 #94 boy name
1913 862 0 862
1914 1,156 0 1,156 #100 boy name
1915 1,390 5 1,385
1916 1,373 0 1,373
1917 1,475 5 1,470
1918 1,539 5 1,534
1919 1,440 0 1,440
1920 1,492 7 1,485
1921 1,421 5 1,416
1922 1,375 8 1,367
1923 1,390 7 1,383
1924 1,266 5 1,261
1925 1,180 8 1,172
1926 1,165 5 1,160
1927 1,027 7 1,020
1928 889 10 879
1929 754 0 754
1930 651 8 643
1931 583 0 583
1932 509 0 509
1933 408 0 408
1934 421 0 421
1935 353 0 353
1936 341 0 341
1937 338 0 338
1938 322 0 322
1939 322 0 322
1940 292 0 292
1941 317 0 317
1942 297 0 297
1943 325 0 325
1944 266 0 266
1945 266 0 266
1946 277 0 277
1947 320 0 320
1948 290 0 290
1949 282 0 282
1950 300 0 300
1951 285 0 285
1952 254 0 254
1953 243 0 243
1954 246 0 246
1955 247 0 247
1956 219 0 219
1957 226 0 226
1958 211 0 211
1959 175 0 175
1960 198 0 198
1961 198 0 198
1962 169 0 169
1963 159 0 159
1964 139 0 139
1965 111 0 111
1966 121 0 121
1967 133 0 133
1968 122 0 122
1969 114 0 114
1970 132 0 132
1971 103 0 103
1972 103 0 103
1973 86 0 86
1974 68 0 68
1975 82 0 82
1976 77 0 77
1977 72 0 72
1978 79 0 79
1979 82 0 82
1980 91 0 91
1981 88 0 88
1982 77 0 77
1983 82 0 82
1984 74 0 74
1985 73 0 73
1986 84 0 84
1987 109 0 109
1988 304 0 304
1989 222 0 222
1990 220 0 220
1991 340 0 340
1992 255 0 255
1993 187 0 187
1994 211 0 211
1995 165 0 165
1996 152 0 152
1997 131 0 131
1998 127 0 127
1999 141 0 141
2000 191 0 191
2001 159 0 159
2002 187 0 187
2003 214 0 214
2004 183 0 183
2005 176 0 176
2006 181 0 181
2007 179 0 179
2008 158 0 158
2009 139 0 139
2010 139 0 139
2011 121 0 121
2012 115 0 115
2013 129 0 129
2014 113 0 113
2015 100 0 100
2016 139 0 139

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Popularity of Irving as a first name

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Popularity of Irving as a last name

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Common last names for Irving

  • Cohen
  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Schwartz
  • Levine
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Friedman
  • Goldstein
  • Goldberg
  • Katz
  • Kaplan
  • Greenberg
  • Klein
  • Rosen
  • Davis
  • Levy
  • Bernstein
  • Weiss

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Irving U.S.
  White 51.42% 64.26%
  African American 40.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Irving

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

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Fun Facts about the name Irving

  • How Popular is the name Irving? Irving is the 1,085th most popular name of all time. As a last name Irving was the 2,433rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Irving have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,483 babies born with the first name Irving in the United States. That's more than enough people named Irving 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 Irving? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 60 new born babies.
  • When was Irving first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Irving is Monday, August 27th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Irving born? The highest recorded use of the first name Irving was in 1918 with a total of 1,534 babies. That's a lot of babies named Irving!
  • Random Irving Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Irving ranks 91st in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 7 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Irving: Your name in reverse order is Gnivri. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Niirvg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Irving? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,896 people with the last name Irving.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Irving? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Irving as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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