Meaning: “army friend.”
Germ (AIR-veen), Eng (ER-vin)
The name is derived from the Old High German, Hariwini, which is composed of the elements, hari (army) and win (friend).
A notable bearer was Austrian physicist, Ervin Schroediger (1887-1961).
It is currently the 419th most popular male name in Germany, (2011), while Ervin is the 87th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina, (2010)
Other forms of the name include:
- Ervin (Albanian/Bosnian/Croatian/Hungarian/Slovene)
- Erwin (Dutch/German/Polish/Swedish)
- Irvin (English)
- Ervino (Italian)
- Ervīns (Latvian)
- Ervín (Slovak)