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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Erving

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  1. United States basketball forward (born in 1950)

Notable Persons Named Erving

Notable Persons Named Erving

Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman was a scientist. Erving was born on June 11th, 1922 in Mannville, Alberta, Canada. He died on November 19th, 1982.

Erving Walker

Erving Walker is a basketball player for the Tüyap Büyükçekmece, Veroli Basket, Basket Zielona Góra, Élan Chalon, JDA Dijon Basket, and Büyükçekmece Basketbol in the Turkish Basketball Super League. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Erving was born on January 17th, 1990 in Brooklyn.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Erving

Notable Persons With the Last Name Erving

Julius Erving

Julius Erving is a basketball player for the Virginia Squires, New York Nets, and Philadelphia 76ers. He was most prominent from 1971 to 1987. Julius was born on February 22nd, 1950 in East Meadow, New York.

Cameron Erving

Cameron Erving is an athlete for the Cleveland Browns. Cameron was born on August 23rd, 1992 in Moultrie, Georgia.

George W. Erving

George was born in 1769. He died in 1850.


Common last names for Erving

  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones

Common first names for Erving

  • John
  • Mary
  • James
  • William
  • Robert
  • Dorothy
  • Annie

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Erving U.S.
  White 32.31% 64.26%
  African American 60.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.59% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Erving

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

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Fun Facts about the name Erving

  • How Popular is the name Erving? Erving is the 11,321st most popular name of all time. As a last name Erving was the 18,166th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Erving have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 940 babies born with the first name Erving in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erving to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erving? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Erving first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erving is Saturday, July 4th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Erving born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erving was in 1921 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Erving Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erving is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 1976.
  • Weird things about the name Erving: The name spelled backwards is Gnivre. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Giernv. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Erving? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,532 people with the last name Erving.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Erving? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Erving as their last name since less than 1 person in 192k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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