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What does Selwyn mean?

Selwyn \s(e)-lw-yn\ as a boys' 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 variants: Selwin, Selwinn, Selwynn and Selwynne.

Selwyn has 7 more related variations via Silvanus: Silvain, Silvano, Silverio, Silvino, Silvio, Sylvanus and Sylvio.


Selwyn is an uncommon first name for males. Selwyn is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Selwyn and associated names. The only popular alternative form of Selwyn (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Silvio. Adoption of this boy name was at its highest during the years 1920-1929 and has become significantly lower since, with the form Silvio becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Silvio in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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