Melvin: baby boy name meaning and popularity


Likely a variation of the Scottish-via-French surname Melville, meaning "bad town." But it could also be derived from the Old English name Mæthelwine, meaning "council protector." Either way, it sounds like your little Melvin has a strong chance of growing up to do great things and improve his city.


Mel, Vin, Vinnie.

Famous people named Melvin:

Lawyer Melvin Belli; screenwriter/director Melvin Frank; actors Melvin Van Peebles and Mel Brooks (birth name: Melvin Kaminsky); Nobel Prize winner Melvin Schwartz.

Fun fact:

Melvin Sneedly is character in Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants book series.

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