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What does Derwyn mean?

Derwyn Pronunciation of Derwyn [der-wyn] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Derwyn is "gifted friend; dear friend". Derwyn is an alternate spelling of Derwin (Old English). Derwyn is also a derivative of Durwin (Old English).

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, friend


VARIANTS Durwyn, Derwynn, Darwyn, Darwin


(male) Denwyn, Dirwyn, ..

(female) Deran, Derna, ..

Derwyn Nathen (D.N.), ..

How popular is Derwyn?

Derwyn is an uncommon given name for males. Derwyn is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Derwyn (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000 are Darwin (#877 A YEAR AGO), Darwyn, Derwin and Durwin. Other variants, like Dervon, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Derwyn was more pronounced among parents in the 1930s and is now much reduced. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Derwyn is alike in pronunciation to Daran, Daren, Darian, Darien, Darin, Darion, Daron, Darran, Darren, Darron, Darryan, Darryn, Darwon, Daryn, Deron, Derrian, Derron, Doran, Dorian, Dorion, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrin, Dorryen and Duran. Other recommended names are Aeryn, Arwyn, Berlyn, Berwin, Berwyn, Berwynn (see Berwyn), Caerwyn, Carwyn, Corwyn, Dalwyn, Dekwan, Delwin, Delwyn, Delwynn, Derby, Derry, Derryk, Derryl, Deryk, Deryl, Devlyn, Devyn, Deyn, Eirwyn, Erwyn, Garwyn, Hedwyn, Irwyn, Jermyn, Kelwyn, Kervyn, Kerwin, Kerwyn, Medwyn, Melwyn, Merlyn, Mervyn, Merwin, Merwyn, Norwyn, Perkyn, Selwyn, Sherwyn, Terryn, Teryn, Verlyn and Welwyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Derwyn.

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