Marvin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Welsh Merfyn (Mervyn), probably from mer (marrow) + myn (eminent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Marvin

  1. A male given name.
    • 1979 Douglas Adams: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Chapter 11:
      "Thank you the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetic Corporation," said Marvin and trudged desolately up the gleaming curved corridor that stretched out before them. "Let's build robots with Genuine People personalities, they said. So they tried out with me. I'm a personality prototype. You can tell can't you?"
  2. A surname​.

References[edit]

  • Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Marvin in the 20th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Marvin

  1. A male given name.