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Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 14 Views | 🔊 13 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: English

Meaning: A short form of marvin

Pronunciation: mɑrv, /mɑrv/, M AA R V

Popularity Rank: #32,409

On this page:

  • 1. Marv Meaning
  • 2. Marv Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Marv
  • 4. Translations of Marv
  • 5. Marv Name Popularity
  • 6. Marv popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Marv
  • 8. Marv Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Marv

Marv Meaning

Derived from the name Marvin, Marv means 'sea lover' or 'friend of the sea'. It is of English origin.

Marv also means "A short form of marvin, Sea lover or friend of the sea.".

Marv is commonly found in United States of America, Germany, United Kingdom, and 47 more countries.

Marv Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: mɑrv

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /mɑrv/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: M AA R V

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

AA: Pronounce as in "father" (AA F TH ER)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

V: Pronounce as in "van" (V AE N)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

How to pronounce Marv?

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Translations of Marv

Marv Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Marv is recorded 1,081 times globally, ranking it as the 32,409th most common name worldwide.

Marv is most prevalent in United States of America, with 394 occurrences, making it the 5,999th most popular name in the country.

In Germany, the name Marv is found among 1 in every 1682 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Marv Popularity by Country

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United States of America#5,9991 : 4,592
Germany#2,3311 : 1,682
United Kingdom#8,5131 : 8,702
France#14,9261 : 22,101
Canada#6,8521 : 7,531
Nigeria#13,4281 : 30,518
South Africa#23,4021 : 63,375
Italy#31,8531 : 51,414

List of countries the name Marv is rarely found

Marv popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Marv from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Marv

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Marv Name Poster

Marv Name Poster

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