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What does Erwin mean?

Erwin Pronunciation of Erwin [er-win] as a boys' name is pronounced ER-win. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Erwin is "boar friend". From eofor wine. General Erwin Rommel.

Associated with: old english, friend.


Erwin has 1 variant: Irwin.

Related boy name: Erskine.

1 feminine form: Erwina.

Creative forms:
(male) Earwin, Erwint, ..

(female) Erein, Erwind, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erwin Orin (E.O.), ..

How popular is Erwin?

Erwin is a very popular first name for males (#555 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1475 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Erwin reached its top rank of #233 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erwin name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Erwin are Erskine and Irwin. Adoption of these relations of Erwin was more pronounced during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.1%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erwin, Erskine, Irwin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erwin and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Erwin is alike in pronunciation to Aran, Aren, Arian, Arien, Arin, Arren, Arrin, Arwyn, Aryon, Eirian, Eran, Erin, Eron, Erron, Erwinn, Erwyn, Erwynn, Eurion, Irwinn, Oran, Oron, Orran, Orren, Orrin and Warrin. Other suggested similar names are Alwin, Aswin, Berwin, Bowin, Bruin, Corwin, Crain, Derwin, Durwin, Eadin, Edvin, Edwin, Efrain, Eldwin, Elwin, Elwinn (see Elvin), Emlin, Eoin, Eric, Erie, Erik, Eriq, Erix, Erki, Erlie, Erling, Erman, Ermin, Ermino, Ern, Ernan, Ernie, Ernin, Erskin, Ervin, Erving, Ervyn, Evin, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Ewing, Garwin, Gwin, Irvin, Kerwin, Norwin, Orsin, Owin and Unwin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Erwin.

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