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What does Erwyn mean?

Erwyn Pronunciation of Erwyn [er-wyn] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and the name Erwyn means "high cliff; verdant hill; boar friend". Erwyn is an alternate spelling of Erskine (Scottish, Gaelic). Erwyn is also a derivative of Irwin (Old English): author Irwin Shaw.

Associated with: old english, high (great), hill (mountain), friend.


Erwyn has 5 variants: Erwin, Erwinn, Erwynn, Irwinn and Irwyn.

6 more alternative forms via Erskine, Irwin: Erskin, Erv, Erve, Ervine, Ervyn and Irvin.

Creative forms:
(male) Earwyn, Ereion, ..

(female) Erwyni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Erwyn Solomon (E.S.), ..

How popular is Erwyn?

Erwyn is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Erwyn is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Erwyn (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Irvin (#1486 in recent rankings), Irwin, Erwin and Erskine. These relations of Erwyn were popular as birth names in the 1910s (average #562) and have become much less widespread since (#1871, 96% less usage), with forms such as Erwin becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Erwyn is pronounced similarly to Aaryn, Aeryn, Airyn, Aren, Arian, Arien, Arin, Aron, Arran, Arun, Arwin, Arwyn, Aryon, Eirian, Eirwyn, Eran, Erin, Eron, Eurion, Oran, Oren, Orion, Orran, Orwynn and Oryon. Other suggested similar names are Alwyn, Arlyn, Arvyn, Aswyn, Berwyn, Bryn, Carwyn, Corwyn, Crayn, Darwyn, Derwyn, Durwyn, Edwin, Edwyn, Edyn, Efryn, Eilwyn, Eldwyn, Elvyn, Elwin, Elwyn, Elwynn, Emlyn, Erly, Erman, Ermin, Ern, Ernan, Ernin, Erryl, Ervin, Eryk, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Ewy, Ewynn, Frayn, Garwyn, Gwyn, Hywyn, Irvyn, Kerwyn, Merwyn, Norwyn, Oswyn and Unwyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Erwyn.

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