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What does Darwin mean?

Darwin \d(a)-rwin, 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.


Variations

Darwin has 4 variants: Darwon, Darwyn, Derwin and Derwynn.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Darvin.


Popularity

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. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Darwin for boys. Darwin entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #378 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is presently at #907. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Derwin is the only other popular related form of Darwin (#907 a year ago). Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.414%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0465%, down 88.8%), with the versions Darwin and Derwin becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Darwin and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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 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 recommended similar baby names are Garwin and Marwin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Darwin.

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