Origin of the name MELVIN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name MELVIN.
A diminutive form of Scottish Melville
(q.v.), meaning "bad township." (Surname
Book and Racial History, Gates, 1918).
Also see the feminines Melveen,
Usage: America, England,
... In his nephew's Latin
letters the great Andrew Melville is always "Melvinus;" and
old charters often have "Melin" or "Meling" for the
surname Melville... (Place-names of Scotland, Johnston, 1892).