Melvin Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Melvin:
Of uncertain etymology, Melvin might be an evolution of the obsolete Old English Mæthelwine, Mæðelwine, a compound name composed of the elements mæthel, mæðel (council, meeting) and wine (friend, protector): hence, "council protector."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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