What does Edlin mean?
Edlin \e-dlin, 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 a variation of Edel (Old German). Edlin is also a derivative of Edwin (Old English).
Edlin has 1 variant: Adlin.
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)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Edlin and affiliated names. Ed, Eddie (#590 a year ago), Eddy, Edvin, Edwin (#297), Ned, Ted and Teddy are the popular varying forms of Edlin (#unlisted). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6343%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1391%, down 78.1%), with versions like Eddie, Edwin, Ned, Ted and Teddy falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)