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ˈɜr vɪŋirv·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Irving, Washington Irvingnoun

    United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)

  2. Irving, John Irvingnoun

    United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)


  1. Irvingnoun

    transferred from the surname. Used by English-speaking Jews to anglicize Israel.

  2. Irvingnoun

    Any of a number of places in U.S. named after persons with the surname.

  3. Etymology: Variant of the Scottish habitational surname Irvine, probably from word cognate with Welsh ir, yr "green,fresh" + afon "water".


  1. irving

    "Irving" is primarily known as a personal name. It is of Scottish origin and means "green water". It might be used as both a first name and a surname. Notably, it is associated with Sir Henry Irving, a famous British actor in the 19th century, and Washington Irving, an American author who wrote "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Additionally, Irving is also the name of a city in Texas, United States.


  1. Irving

    Irving is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 216,290 making it the thirteenth most populous city in Texas. Irving is within the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, designated by the U.S. Census Bureau and colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Irving contains the Las Colinas area, which was one of the first master-planned developments in the United States and once the largest mixed-use development in the Southwest with a land area of more than 12,000 acres. Las Colinas includes the Mustangs at Las Colinas, which is the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. A 40-acre tract in Las Colinas is home to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, completed in January 2011. The Dallas Cowboys played at the now-demolished Texas Stadium in Irving from 1971 to 2008. The city plans to build an extensive mixed-use project that spans State Highway 114 on the site. The lead developer is Forest City Enterprises, which is rehabilitating the old Mercantile complex in downtown Dallas into a Rockefeller Center-style mixed-use project.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Irving

    The patronymic of the late Sir Henry Irving was Brodribb. When he went on the stage he took the name of Irving, out of his admiration of the writings of the American author, Washington Irving. Half-a-century ago no one ever thought of entering the dramatic profession under his own name. Now that the stage has become fashionable actors need no longer be actuated to select a nom de theatre out of regard to family pride.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Irving is ranked #2433 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Irving surname appeared 14,896 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Irving.

    51.4% or 7,660 total occurrences were White.
    40.7% or 6,070 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 436 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 399 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 259 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 73 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. virgin

  2. Virgin

  3. riving

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Irving in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Irving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Irving in a Sentence

  1. Kyrie Irving:

    Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love definitely played like the champions.

  2. Cleveland Cavaliers:

    Irving's return to basketball activity is projected to be in three to four months and appropriate updates will be issued as Kevin Love moves through the recovery process.

  3. Stephen Jackson:

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  4. Chris Hillman:

    The safety and security of our residents is paramount for the city of Irving.

  5. Calvin Trillin:

    The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives.

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