Irving

Irving - A very unique male name



  Sep 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Irving, meaning green river, sea friend, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #119. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Irving and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Irving? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Irving. The baby boy name Irving was given to 71 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1386 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 23,113 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Irving peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 93.



Famous with this name

Amy Irving
Oliver Irving
Irving Davies


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Irving is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Irving is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #811 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,672.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Irving is where you live.


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Irving origin and meaning

Irving is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means green river, sea friend. To see famous people named Irving, pop culture references for the name Irving and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Irving

We've found the following names that sound similar to Irving, sorted by popularity.

Irvin / Irvine / Irfan / Irven / Irbin /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121386
20111289
20101211
20091239
20081107
20071014
2006983
2005956
2004869
2003782
2002852
2001926
2000797
1999938
1998984
1997926
1996827
1995783
1994705
1993749
1992646
1991552
1990661
1989647
1988516
1987858
1986935
19851022
1984998
1983944
19821029
1981884
1980908
1979966
1978944
1977986
1976967
1975832
1974903
1973879
1972769
1971797
1970736
1969727
1968683
1967635
1966681
1965748
1964662
1963606
1962598
1961571
1960553
1959579
1958548
1957517
1956516
1955466
1954456
1953467
1952457
1951412
1950405
1949399
1948408
1947392
1946392
1945375
1944374
1943336
1942350
1941329
1940339
1939314
1938309
1937294
1936301
1935301
1934268
1933262
1932241
1931216
1930208
1929185
1928170
1927156
1926145
1925142
1924137
1923125
1922124
1921125
1920116
1919111
1918108
1917106
1916109
1915108
1914102
1913105
191296
191193
1910119

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California811
North Carolina920
Texas966
Illinois1002
New York1672

Even more about Irving


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Irving a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Irving?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1911
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Irving
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 23,113
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +71

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