What does Irwin mean?
Irwin /ir-win/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Irwin is "boar friend". Author Irwin Shaw; clown Bill Irwin.
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)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Irwin for boys. Irwin reached its apex rank of #285 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Irwin and associated names. Erwin is the only other popular variation form of Irwin ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.7145%) and are now significantly less widespread, with the forms Erwin and Irwin becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)