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What does Selwin mean?

Selwin Pronunciation of Selwin [sel-win] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the meaning of the name Selwin is "manor-friend". Selwin is a variant form of Selwyn (Old English): also a derivation from Silvanus.

Associated with: old english, friend.


Selwin has 3 variants: Selwinn, Selwynn and Selwynne.

Creative forms:
(male) Silwin, ..

(female) Sellen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Selwin Brennan (S.B.), ..

How popular is Selwin?

Selwin is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Selwin is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Selwyn is the only popular variation form of Selwin (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. This form of Selwin was at the height of its popularity 95 years ago. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Selwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alwin, Aylwin, Berwin, Colwin, Delfin, Dellwin, Delvin, Delwin, Delwyn, Derwin, Elwin, Feltin (see Felton), Hedwin, Kellin, Keltin, Kelvin, Kelwin, Kelwinn (see Kelvin), Kelwyn, Kerwin, Medwin, Mellin, Melvin, Melwin, Melwyn, Merwin, Salim, Selden, Seldon, Selig, Selim, Selmo, Sevrin, Sheldin, Sherwin, Slawin (see Slavin), Slim, Sloan, Walwin and Welwyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Selwin.

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