Irving: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Irving

Irving

Pronunciation: ER-ving (key)

Origin of the name Irving:

Transferred use of the surname, which arose from an old parish in Ayrshire and an old parish in Dumfriesshire. The name of the town in Ayrshire is thought to be derived from the name of the river, which is from the Gaelic iar (west) and abhuinn (river). Var: Irvin, Irvine.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Irving Berlin, American songwriter, composer of "God Bless America," "White Christmas," "Easter Parade," and more.
Irving Amen, printmaker
Irving Fisher, economist
Irving Kaplan
Irving Kaplan, an MIT professor
Irving Langmuir, chemist and physicist and winner of the 1932 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Irving Mondschein, track and field champion
Irv Rubin (Irving David Rubin), former Jewish Defense League leader
Irving Stone, American writer
Irving Wallace, American novelist and non-fiction writer

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Irving (band), an American indie rock band
Irving (comics), a Marvel Comics character
Irving, the main character's love interest in Cathy (comic strip)

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