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Melvin

or Mel·vyn

[ mel-vin ]
/ ˈmɛl vɪn /
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noun

a male given name.
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Melvin


masc. proper name, from Old English Mælwine, literally "friend of the council," from mæl "council," from Proto-Germanic *mathla- (see blackmail) + wine "friend" (related to winnan "to strive, struggle, fight;" see win (v.)).

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