What does Edwin mean?
Edwin \e-dwin, ed-win\ as a boys' name is pronounced ED-win. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edwin is "wealthy friend". From êad meaning "riches" and wine meaning "friend". Saint Edwin (seventh century) was king of Northumbria and a martyr. Used occasionally in the 16th century, but modern use is mainly due to a 19th century revival. Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin; Attorney General Edwin Meese III.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Marvin.
Edwin has 1 feminine form: Edwina.
Edwin is a very prominent first name for men (#134 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#27669 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Edwin for boys. Edwin reached its top position of #53 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #297. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Edwin (#297 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Ed, Eddie (#590 in 2014), Eddy, Edvin, Marvin (#492), Ned, Ted and Teddy. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6656%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1801%, down 72.9%), with versions such as Eddie, Edwin, Marvin, Ted and Teddy falling out of fashion. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Edwin and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Edwin▼ is pronounced similarly to Adin, Eadin, Edan, Eden, Edin, Edon, Edun, Edyn and Odin. Other suggested similar baby names are Eldwin, Elwin▼, Erwin▼ and Ewin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edwin.