What does Darwin mean?
Darwin [dar-win] as a boys' 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.
Related boy name: Darvin.Creative forms:
(male) Dawin, Daywin, ..
(female) Darwinna, Darwinni, .. Middle name pairings:
Darwin Wolfgang (D.W.), ..
How popular is Darwin?
Darwin is a very popular first name for men (#583 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#15433 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Darwin for boys. Darwin reached its peak rank of #315 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is presently at #877. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Derwin, Darwyn and Darvin are the popular related forms of Darwin (#877 a year ago). Usage of these forms of Darwin was widespread among parents 9 decades ago (average #1319) and has become much reduced since (#1719, 60.9% less usage).
Darwin is pronounced similarly to Daran, Daren▼, Darien▼, Darin▼, Darren▼, Darrian, Darrin▼, Darrion▼, Darryen, Darryn, Deron, Derrian, Derrin, Derron, Dorian▲, Dorien, Dorion, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorrin, Duran, Durwin and Durwyn. Other recommended names are Arwin, Bartin, Cardin, Carlin, Carwyn, Dain, Dalvwin (see Delvin), Dalwyn, Darbie, Dargan, Daric, Darring, Darriq, Darton, Daylin, Dervin, Diarmi, Durbin, Earvin, Erwin▼, Farin, Garin, Garlin, Garmin, Garvin, Garwen, Garwin, Garwyn, Hadwin, Hardin, Hardwin, Harlin, Irwin▼, Jarrin, Karlin, Larin, Larrin, Marlin▼, Martin▼, Marvin▼, Marwin, Merwin, Norwin, Orwin, Parkin, Parwiz, Tarin, Tarrin, Walwin and Warrin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Darwin.See names in meaning and etymology.