What does Edwin mean?
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.
Related boy name: Marvin.
Edwin has 1 feminine form: Edwina.Kreatif forms: Edwineu, Edwinno, Euwin. [more]
How popular is Edwin?
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 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Ed, Eddie (#590 2 years ago), Eddy, Edvin, Marvin (#492), Ned, Ted and Teddy. These forms of Edwin were at the top of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (average #334) and have become much less conventional since (#819, 72.9% less), 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.