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What does Irwyn mean?

Irwyn Pronunciation of Irwyn [ir-wyn] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and Irwyn means "boar friend". Irwyn is an alternate form of Irwin (Old English): author Irwin Shaw.

Associated with: old english, friend.


Irwyn has 4 variants: Erwin, Erwinn, Erwyn and Irwinn.

Creative forms:
(male) Irewyn, Isiwyn, ..


Middle name pairings:
Irwyn Sincere (I.S.), ..

How popular is Irwyn?

Irwyn is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Irwyn is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Irwin and Erwin are the prominent varying forms of Irwyn (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Erwyn, are seldom used. These relations of Irwyn were at the apex of their popularity in the 1920s (usage of 0.08%), but now, forms like Erwin have fallen out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Irwyn is alike in pronunciation to Airyn, Arian, Arin, Arion, Arran, Arren, Arrin, Arun, Arwin, Arwyn, Eirwyn, Eron, Erron, Erwynn, Oran, Oren, Orin, Orion, Oron, Orran, Orren, Orrin, Orwin, Orwynn and Oryon. Other recommended names are Alwyn, Arlyn, Arvyn, Aswyn, Berwyn, Bryn, Carwyn, Corwyn, Crayn, Darwyn, Derwyn, Durwyn, Edwyn, Elwyn, Ervyn, Frayn, Garwyn, Gwyn, Hywyn, Irven, Irvin, Irvyn, Iwan, Kerwyn, Merwyn, Norwyn, Oswyn and Unwyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Irwyn.

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