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The meaning of Mervyn is "Marrow famous." This eMedTV article provides other information on the name Mervyn, including its origin and other forms. Census, Australia 2001

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Mervyn is from Welsh meaning Marrow famous.
Alternates for Mervyn include: Merfyn
Famous people named Mervyn
Mervyn Tuchet, Royalty: 2nd Earl of Castlehaven and the son of George Tuchet, 1st Earl of Castlehaven. He was beheaded on Tower Hill for a number of sexual crimes, (an "unnatural crime", i.e. sodomy, committed with his page, Laurence FitzPatrick, who confessed to the crime and was executed) and for assisting Giles Browning, also executed, in the rape of the Countess of Castlehaven, in which Lord Castlehaven participated by restraining his wife. The charges were brought against him on the complaint of his son, who feared disinheritance, about the promiscuousness of his mother, to the Privy Council.
Mervyn LeRoy, Director, Producer: Academy Award-winning American film director and producer. In 1931 he directed the gangster epic Little Caesar, launched Edward G. Robinson into stardom and LeRoy's career was made. In 1938 he was chosen as head of production at MGM. It was his doing that the studio made The Wizard of Oz. He was responsible for discovering Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum and Lana Turner.\n\nIn the 1950s LeRoy directed such musicals as Lovely to Look At, Million Dollar Mermaid, Latin Lovers and Rose Marie. He moved to Warner Brothers, where he was responsible for such famous films as Mister Roberts, The Bad Seed, No Time for Sergeants, The FBI Story and Gypsy.\n\nHe was nominated in 1943 for Best Director for Random Harvest. and also in 1940 as the producer of The Wizard of Oz. In addition, he received an honorary Oscar in 1946 for The House I Live In, "for tolerance short subject", and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1976.
Mervyn Rose, Athlete: Australian male tennis player renowned for coaching the likes of Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Eleni Daniilidou, Nadia Petrova, Magdalena Grzybowska, and Caroline Schnieder.\n\nMervyn Rose was in the world's Top 10 throughout his tennis career and represented Australia in the Davis Cup from 1951 to 1957.\n\nMervyn Rose was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002 and was presented with the Order of Australia Medal (AM) in 2006.\n
Mervyn "Swervin' Mervyn" Fernandez, Athlete: Former professional American and Canadian football player who played wide receiver with the NFL Los Angeles-Oakland Raiders and the Canadian Football League British Columbia Lions.
Mervyn Malcolm Dymally, Politician: California Democratic politician of mixed Indian and Afro-Trinidadian heritage, who served in the California State Assembly (1963-1966) and the California State Senate (1967-1975), as Lieutenant Governor of California (1975-1979), and in the U.S. House of Representatives (1981-1993). After a 10-year retirement, he returned to politics to serve in the California State Assembly (2002-2008).\n\nDymally was the first Trinidadian to serve as Lieutenant Governor of California. \n
Mervyn Pinfield, Director, Producer: British Television producer and director working for the BBC during the 1950s and 1960s. He is well known for being the associate producer on the BBC television series Doctor Who from the first episode of An Unearthly Child to The Romans, during Verity Lambert's tenure as producer. Pinfield was also known as the inventor of an early type of Teleprompter, or Autocue, which he called the Piniprompter.
Mervyn Archdall DL, Religious Figure: Irish antiquary and clergyman of the Church of Ireland. His major work is Monasticum Hibernicum ; or an History of the Abbies, Priories, and other Religious Houses in Ireland.
Mervyn Warren, Composer, Musician: American film composer, record producer, lyricist, songwriter, music arranger, pianist and vocalist. A member of the a cappella sextet Take 6. Mervyn is a five-time Grammy Award winner.
Mervyn Thomas (Merv) Wood, Athlete: Australian rower of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. He was a four-time Olympian and three-time Olympic medalists. He later rose to become the Police Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force.

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