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Meaning and Name Origin

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 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 variants: Eadwinn, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edlin, Eduino, Edvin, Edwyn, Ned, Neddie, Neddy, Ted, Teddie and Teddy.

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 (#16556 out of 88799, Top 19%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Edwin and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Edwin (#297 in 2014) 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 and have become much less widespread since, with versions such as Eddie, Edwin, Marvin, Ted and Teddy falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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, Teddy outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.