Name: Mervyn

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mervyn

  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, possibly eminent marrow
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  • Meaning:
    Uncertain, possibly eminent marrow
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  • Pronunciation:
    (MER vin)
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    English and Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Anglicized form of the Welsh Merfyn.

    Some also suggest that Mervyn is a variant of Malvin and refer to a devotee of Mena, or of Merlin.
    Others make it an Anglicized form of Welsh Myrddin, and thus another form of Merlin, non-altered by the Latinization of the name. In this case, it would mean "sea fort".

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