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What does Derwent mean?

Derwent Pronunciation of Derwent [der-went] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the name Derwent means "gifted friend; dear friend". Derwent is an alternate form of Derwin (Old English).

Associated with: old english, friend.


7 related forms via Derwin: Darwin, Darwyn, Dervin, Dervon, Derwyn, Derwynn and Durwin.

Creative forms:
(male) Darwent, Dewent, ..

(female) Derdet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Derwent Donnie (D.D.), ..

How popular is Derwent?

Derwent is a rare first name for males. Derwent is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Derwent (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Darwin (#877 the previous year), Durwin, Darwyn and Derwin. These relations of Derwent were favored as baby names in the 1930s and have become much less widespread since. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darwin, Darwyn, Derwin, Durwin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Derwent is pronounced similarly to Durant and Durrant. Other suggested similar names are Bernt, Brent, Bryent, Daren, Darien, Darren, Darwon (see Darwin), Deen, Dekwan, Delbert, Delmont, Delwin, Delwyn, Delwynn, Dennet, Derbey, Dereck, Derek, Derell, Derland, Dermot, Dermott, Deron, Derreck, Derrek, Derrel, Derrell, Derren, Derrin, Derron, Derward, Deven, Devlen, Dewey, Dewitt, Dewonn (see Dejuan), Dorien, Dorren, Durwyn, Ferrant, Geraint, Gerant, Jeraint (see Geraint), Jerant, Lorent, Sargent, Sergeant, Sergent, Serjeant, Tarrent, Tennent, Trent and Vermont. These names tend to be more commonly used than Derwent.

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