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Marva

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Marva

"Marva" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Sage". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Hungarian marha, from Old High German mariha.

  1. (regional) cattle

Notable Persons With the Name Marva

Marva Collins was an educator. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to 2008. Marva was given the name Marva Delores Knight on August 31st, 1936 in Monroeville, Alabama, U.S. Marva is also known as Marva Nettles. She passed away on June 28th, 2015.

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Marva Whitney was a rhythm, blues, soul music, and funk musician. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 2000 to 2000. Marva was given the name Marva Ann Manning on May 1st, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. She died on December 22nd, 2012.

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Marva Hicks is a noteworthy human.

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Marvaless is a hip hop music, gangsta rap, west coast hip hop, and hardcore hip hop rapping. She was most active from 1993 to present. Marvaless was given the name Marva Jean Cooks on August 28th, 1973 in Sacramento, California.

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Marva Wright was a blues musician. Marva was born on March 20th, 1948 in New Orleans. She breathed her last breath on March 23rd, 2010.

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Marva Smith is a notable individual.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 5 5 0
1914 7 7 0
1915 10 10 0
1916 12 12 0
1917 10 10 0
1918 16 16 0
1919 20 20 0
1920 24 24 0
1921 31 31 0
1922 25 25 0
1923 35 35 0
1924 37 37 0
1925 44 44 0
1926 39 39 0
1927 43 43 0
1928 60 60 0
1929 56 56 0
1930 69 69 0
1931 57 57 0
1932 57 57 0
1933 60 60 0
1934 74 74 0
1935 187 187 0
1936 357 350 7
1937 343 343 0
1938 331 331 0
1939 318 318 0
1940 297 297 0
1941 338 338 0
1942 276 276 0
1943 322 322 0
1944 315 315 0
1945 264 264 0
1946 288 288 0
1947 327 327 0
1948 371 371 0
1949 318 318 0
1950 316 316 0
1951 329 329 0
1952 241 241 0
1953 296 296 0
1954 282 282 0
1955 260 260 0
1956 252 252 0
1957 214 214 0
1958 173 173 0
1959 213 213 0
1960 171 171 0
1961 151 151 0
1962 172 172 0
1963 144 144 0
1964 141 141 0
1965 125 125 0
1966 111 111 0
1967 105 105 0
1968 109 109 0
1969 115 115 0
1970 113 113 0
1971 94 94 0
1972 69 69 0
1973 59 59 0
1974 65 65 0
1975 46 46 0
1976 31 31 0
1977 37 37 0
1978 24 24 0
1979 33 33 0
1980 35 35 0
1981 30 30 0
1982 34 34 0
1983 34 34 0
1984 33 33 0
1985 23 23 0
1986 16 16 0
1987 26 26 0
1988 23 23 0
1989 28 28 0
1990 22 22 0
1991 19 19 0
1992 13 13 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 9 9 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 6 6 0
1999 6 6 0
2000 5 5 0
2002 9 9 0
2005 5 5 0
2012 5 5 0
2014 5 5 0

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Popularity of Marva as a first name

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Popularity of Marva as a last name

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Common last names for Marva

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  • Williams
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  • Moore
  • Lewis
  • Harris
  • Robinson
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Marva U.S.
  White 85.00% 64.26%
  African American 7.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Marva

People with the last name Marva are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Marva

  • How Popular is the name Marva? Marva is the 2,368th most popular name of all time. As a last name Marva was the 160,975th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Marva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,355 babies born with the first name Marva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marva to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marva is Tuesday, August 13th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Marva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marva was in 1948 with a total of 371 babies.
  • Random Marva Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marva ranks 73rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 16 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Marva: Your name in reverse order is Avram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amrav. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Marva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 100 people with the last name Marva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Marva? Marva is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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What does the name Marva mean?

Mis for marvelous, which is how others see you

Ais for altruism, the unselfish you.

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Vis for valentine, a sweetheart you are!

Ais for authentic, be real

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.