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What does Irwin mean?

Irwin Pronunciation of Irwin [ir-win] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Irwin is "boar friend". Author Irwin Shaw; clown Bill Irwin.

Associated with: old english, friend.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Irwing, Isiwin, ..


Middle name pairings:
Irwin Zack (I.Z.), ..

How popular is Irwin?

Irwin is a somewhat popular first name for men (#723 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#930 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Irwin reached its apex rank of #272 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Erwin is the only other popular variation form of Irwin ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Irwin were favored by parents 95 years ago (average #270), but now, forms such as Irwin have become less stylish.

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

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

Similar Names

Irwin is pronounced similarly to Aarin, Aran, Aren, Arian, Arin, Arion, Aron, Arran, Arrin, Arun, Arwin, Arwyn, Aryon, Eirwyn, Eran, Erron, Erwynn, Oran, Oren, Orion, Orran, Orrin, Orwynn, Oryon and Warrin. Other recommended names are Alwin, Ardin, Arlin, Armin, Arvin, Aswin, Berwin, Bowin, Brain, Bruin, Corwin, Crain, Darwin, Derwin, Durwin, Edwin, Elwin, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin, Ewin, Frewin, Garwin, Gwin, Iain, Irven, Irvin, Irvine, Irving, Irvyn, Iwan, Kerwin, Marwin, Merwin, Norwin, Orlin, Orsin, Orvin, Oswin, Owin and Unwin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Irwin.

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