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Meaning and name origin

Selwyn \s(e)-lw-yn\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Selwyn is "manor-friend". Also a derivation from Silvanus. Mostly 19th-century use.

Selwyn has 4 variant forms: Selwin, Selwinn, Selwynn and Selwynne.


Selwyn is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Delwyn, Kelwyn, Melwyn and Welwyn. Like Selwyn, these names are not commonly used.


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