Meaning and name origin
Edlin \e-dlin, ed-lin\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Edlin), is of Old German and Old English origin, and the meaning of Edlin is "noble; wealthy friend". Edlin is a variant of Edel (Old German): often used in combined forms such as Adalric. Also a variant of Edwin (Old English): from êad meaning "riches" and wine meaning "friend".
Edlin has 1 variant form: Adlin.
Edlin is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#24714 out of 88799, Top 28%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Edlin and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Edwin (#297). (2014 statistics).