National Marvin Day is annually observed on May 18. It is a day to honour everyone in the world with the name Marvin. The name ‘Marvin’ is primarily masculine and Welsh in origin. The name is derived from the Welsh Mervyn. The name means ‘Sea Hill’ and has been neglected for some time, despite being the given name of one of the finest musicians who ever lived, Marvin Gaye. Beginning in the early 1900s, the name rose in prominence in the United States and peaked in the early 1930s. The name’s abbreviation is ‘Marv.’
The background of National Marvin Day
The popularity of the name ‘Marvin’ increased progressively throughout the 19th century and peaked in the 1930s, but has since declined. During its zenith, music legend Marvin Gaye was also born. Mervin, Marvyn, and Marwin are a few alternatives to this name. The feminine form of Marvin is Marva, which is significantly less common than Marvin. The name ‘Marvin’ ranks 293rd on the list of the most popular names in the United States, with an estimated population of 234,468. It is predominantly used as a first name, with a 94% frequency rate.
According to the Social Security Administration’s database, which analyses names based on 100 years of data, 73,53 out of every 100,000 persons have the name Marvin. The data also reveals that Marvin is overwhelmingly a masculine name! When comparing the population of individuals named Marvin by race, Caucasians predominate. Caucasians constitute approximately 77.7% of the population, African Americans approximately 13.6%, Hispanics 5.2%, Asian or Pacific Islander 1.4%, Mixed ethnicities 1.4%, and American Indians or Alaska Natives 0.6%.
In the United States of America, the state with the most Marvins is California, with approximately 21,322 Marvins. Iowa is the state where you are most likely to encounter someone named Marvin. In Iowa, approximately 166.31 people per 100,000 are named Marvin.
NATIONAL MARVIN DAY ACTIVITIES
Explore the meaning of the name
Learn more about the name Marvin to honour the occasion. It increases your appreciation for the name Marvin and those who share it.
Become acquainted with a Marvin.
Celebrate the occasion by making pals with a Marvin. It’s never a bad thing to have more friends!
Spread knowledge of the day and its appellation in order to observe it. The more people who are aware of the day, the more appropriately Marvin will be honoured.
5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MARVIN GAYE
Marvin Gaye added a ‘E’ to his surname to dispel rumours that he was gay.
At age 17, he fled away from home to join the Air Force.
In the 1950s, Marvin Gaye joined The New Moonglows, a boy ensemble.
During his 31-year sabbatical from music, Marvin Gaye attempted to join the Detroit Lions as a wide receiver.
After his death in 1984, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry proclaimed April 2, Marvin Gaye’s birthday, as Marvin Gaye Day in his honour.
NATIONAL MARVIN DAY DATES