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Meaning and name origin

Darwin \d(a)-rwin, dar-win\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAR-win. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Darwin is "dear friend". Historical: Charles Darwin, 19th-century naturalist, was the first major exponent of human evolution.


Darwin has 4 variant forms: Darwon, Darwyn, Derwin and Derwynn.

For more information, see also the related boy name Darvin.


Darwin is a very popular first name for males (#583 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#10786 out of 88799, Top 12%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Darwin for boys. Darwin reached its highest rank of #378 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darwin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darwin outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Darwin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Darwin (#907) and Derwin. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Darwin, Derwin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Darwin and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Darwin is also pronounced similarly to Daran, Daren, Darian, Darien, Darin, Darion, Daron, Darran, Darren, Darrian, Darrien, Darrin, Darrion, Darron, Darryn, Daryn, Derrin, Derwyn, Dorrin, Durwin and Durwyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Garwin and Marwin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Darwin.