What does Rawlins mean?
Rawlins /rawl-ins/ as a boys' 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.
How popular is Rawlins?
Rawlins is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5199 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Rawlins and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Rawlins (outside Top 1000) are Roland (#612 via latest list), Rollin and Rowland. These relations of Rawlins reached the peak of their popularity in the 1880s (usage of 0.459%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.129%, ▼71.8%), with forms such as Rowland becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
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Suggested similar baby names are Collins, Gains, Hawkins, Hawkyns, Karlens, Parkins, Rain, Raine, Raines, Rains, Rankin, Rankine, Rankinn, Ravinn, Rawleigh, Rawley, Rawly, Raylen, Rayvin, Robbins, Roslin and Watkins. Like Rawlins, these names are not commonly used.