Selvin name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Selvin

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)
African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from California, U.S. says the name Selvin means "Gift from God".
  2. A user from Canada says the name Selvin is of African American origin and means "Gift of God".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Selvin

Notable Persons Named Selvin

Selvin Young

Selvin Young is a football player. His career lasted from 2007 to 2008. Selvin was born on October 1st, 1983 in Houston.

Selvin Pennant

Selvin Pennant is a soccer player for the Tipografía Nacional, Aurora F.C., Deportes Aviación, and Guatemala national football team. Selvin was born on January 4th, 1950 in Guatemala.

Selvin De León

Selvin De León is a soccer player for the Deportivo Malacateco, C.S.D. Comunicaciones, Deportivo Petapa, Heredia Jaguares de Peten, and Sacachispas. Selvin was born on July 19th, 1980 in Flores, El Petén.

Selvin González

Selvin González was a soccer player for the Alianza F.C., Independiente F.C. (El Salvador), Once Municipal, and El Salvador national football team. Selvin was born on July 4th, 1981 in , El Salvador. He passed away on May 26th, 2006.

Selvin Zelaya

Selvin Zelaya is a soccer player for the C.D. Aspirante, C.D. Topiltzín, C.D. Municipal Limeño, Atlético Balboa (1950-2010), C.D. Águila, and El Salvador national football team. Selvin was born on March 1st, 1979 in Usulután.

Selvin Bonifacio Zepeda

Selvin Bonifacio Zepeda is a soccer player for the C.D. Santa Clara de El Salvador, ADET, San Salvador F.C., C.D. FAS, Alacranes Del Norte, and El Salvador national under-20 football team. Selvin was born on July 13th, 1981 in San Sebastián, San Vicente.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Selvin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Selvin

Joel Selvin

Joel Selvin is a music critic, music journalist, and music criticism. He has had major accomplishments since 1970. Joel was born on February 14th, 1950 in Berkeley, California.

Steve Selvin

Steve was born in 1941.

Lowell Selvin

Lowell was born on April 15th, 1959.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Selvin U.S.
  White 67.54% 64.26%
  African American 16.75% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 6.81% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Selvin

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Selvin

  • How Popular is the name Selvin? Selvin is the 9,476th most popular name of all time. As a last name Selvin was the 95,545th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Selvin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,238 babies born with the first name Selvin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selvin to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selvin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Selvin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selvin is Tuesday, July 29th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Selvin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selvin was in 2007 with a total of 58 babies.
  • Random Selvin Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selvin is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Selvin: The name spelled backwards is Nivles. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Elvnis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Selvin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 191 people with the last name Selvin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Selvin? Selvin is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Selvin name meaning

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