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What does Edlin mean?

Edlin /ed-lin/ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Edlin). Edlin's roots are Old German and Old English, and Edlin means "noble; wealthy friend". Edlin is an alternate spelling of Edel (Old German) with the suffix -in. Edlin is also a derivative of Edwin (Old English).

Associated with: old english, noble, wealthy, friend.


Edlin has 1 variant: Adlin.

Edlin has 8 more alternative forms via Edel, Edwin: Eadwinn, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edelin, Eduino, Edvin and Edwyn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Ealin, Edling, ..

(female) Edlina, Edlini, ..

How popular is Edlin?

Edlin is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#19687 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Edlin and affiliated names. Ed, Eddie (#590 via latest list), Eddy (#1269), Edvin and Edwin (#297) are the popular varying forms of Edlin (not ranked). These forms of Edlin were at the peak of their popularity a century ago (average #729) and are now much less widespread (#1231, down 86.9%), with versions like Ed becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edwin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eddie, Edvin outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Adin, Adrin, Ailin, Alin, Allin, Arlin, Colin, Eadin, Edan, Eden, Edik, Edin, Edmon, Ednan, Edon, Edrian, Edric, Edrik, Edson, Edun, Edyn, Eelia, Eilan, Eilgin, Eilian, Eilif, Eilon, Elan, Eldin, Eldwin, Elgin, Eli, Elia, Elian, Elie, Elis, Eliu, Eljin, Elli, Ellis, Elon, Elvin, Elwin, Emlen, Emlin, Emlyn, Eoin, Erin, Erlie, Erling, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin, Erwin, Evelin, Evin, Ewin, Flin, Galin, Glin, Jalin, Kalin, Malin, Nalin, Nolin, Odin, Olin, Orlin and Talin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Edlin.