Meaning and name origin
Rawlins \ra(w)-li-ns\ as a boy's name is of Old French origin. The root can be traced back to Roland via the surnames Rolandson and Rawlinson, which were revived in the late 19th century as a given name.
Rawlins is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4169 out of 88799, Top 5%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rawlins and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Roland (#612). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Rawlins is also pronounced similarly to Rollins. Like Rawlins, this name is not commonly used.