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What does Garwin mean?

Garwin Pronunciation of Garwin [gar-win] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and Garwin means "spear-friend". Garwin is an alternate form of Garvin (Old English).

Associated with: old english, spear (warrior), friend.


Garwin has 3 variants: Garwen, Garwyn and Garwynn.

3 more alternative forms via Garvin: Garvan, Garven and Garvyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Griwin, ..

(female) Garlia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Garwin Cristopher (G.C.), ..

How popular is Garwin?

Garwin is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Garwin is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Garvin is the only prominent varying form of Garwin (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this relation of Garwin was at its most widespread 105 years ago. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Garvin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Garwin is pronounced similarly to Garan, Garen, Garin, Garion, Garon, Garran, Garren, Garrin, Garron, Goran, Goren, Gorin, Gorren, Gorrin, Gurion and Guryon. Other suggested similar names are Aarin, Arwin, Bartin, Berwin, Cardin, Carlin, Carmin, Carwyn, Corwin, Darin, Darrin, Darvin, Darwin, Darwon (see Darwin), Darwyn, Derwin, Durwin, Erwin, Farrin, Gamlin, Gardie, Gari, Garlan, Garlin, Garlind, Garlyn, Garman, Garmen, Garrie, Garson, Garton, Garvie, Gawan, Gaylin, Germin, Geron, Girvin, Gladwin, Hadwin, Harbin, Hardin, Hardwin, Harkin, Irwin, Jarin, Jarrin, Karlin, Larin, Larkin, Larrin, Martin, Marwin, Norwin, Orwin, Parkin, Parwiz, Tarin, Walwin and Warrin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Garwin.

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