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 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 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).
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).
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.