What does Edwin mean?
Edwin [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.
Related boy name: Marvin.
1 feminine form: Edwina.Creative forms:
(male) Edia, Nowin, ..
(female) Edeil, Edmin, .. Middle name pairings:
Edwin Axel (E.A.), ..
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)
Edwin reached its top position of #53 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #311. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Edwin (#311 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000 are Ed, Eddie (#668 in 2015), Eddy (#1433), Edvin, Marvin (#550), Ned, Ted, Teddie and Teddy (#1708). These forms of Edwin were at the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (average #542) and have become much less conventional since (#1467, 88.5% less usage), with versions such as Edwin becoming less fashionable.
Edwin▼ is pronounced similarly to Adan▲, Aden, Adin, Adon, Aydin▲, Eaden, Eadin, Edan, Eden▲, Edin, Edon, Edun, Edyn, Eidan, Eiden, Idan, Odin▲ and Odon. Other suggested similar names are Adlin, Adrin, Aldwin, Alwin, Arwin, Aswin, Bowin, Edelin, Edik, Edmon, Ednan, Edrian, Edric, Edrik, Edson, Eldin, Eldwin, Eldwyn, Elgin, Eljin, Elvin▼, Elwin▼, Elwinn (see Elvin), Elwyn, Emlin, Eoin, Erin▼, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin▼, Erwin▼, Erwinn, Erwyn, Evin, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Ewing, Godwin, Gwin, Hadwin, Hedwin, Irwin▼, Medwin, Orwin, Oswin, Owin and Unwin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edwin.See names in meaning and etymology.