First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Dervin mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Dervin

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International Interest
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Alt. Meaning

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

E is for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

V is for valiant, the way you approach life!

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

N is for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dervin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Dervin

Brenda Louise Dervin

Brenda Louise Dervin is a Professor of Communication and The Ohio State University.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dervin U.S.
  White 70.22% 64.26%
  African American 21.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dervin

People with the last name Dervin are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Dervin

  • How Popular is the name Dervin? Dervin is the 30,446th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dervin was the 57,234th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dervin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 164 babies born with the first name Dervin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dervin to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dervin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Dervin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dervin is Tuesday, April 7th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Dervin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dervin was in 2014 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Dervin: The name spelled backwards is Nivred. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Vneird. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dervin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 356 people with the last name Dervin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dervin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Dervin as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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