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Meaning and name origin

Edwin \e-dwin, ed-win\ as a boy's name is pronounced ED-win. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edwin is "wealthy friend". From ad 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.


Edwin has 14 variant forms: Eadwinn, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edlin, Eduino, Edvin, Edwyn, Ned, Neddie, Neddy, Ted, Teddie and Teddy.

For more information, see also the related boy name Marvin.

There is 1 feminine form of Edwin: Edwina.


Edwin is a very popular first name for males (#134 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16556 out of 88799, Top 19%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Edwin for boys. Edwin reached its highest rank of #53 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edwin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edwin outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Edwin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Edwin (#297), Marvin (#492), Eddie (#590), Ted, Teddy, Ned, Ed, Eddy and Edvin. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edwin, Marvin, Ned, Ted, Teddy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Edwin is also 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 commonly used than Edwin.