The name Marvin ranked 338th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 115th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Some authorities derive this name from Myrddin, the Welsh name of King Arthur's wizardly tutor (known in English as Merlin.) That name is interpreted to mean ''sea fortress.''
Some believe it is a combination of Marcel and Edwin.