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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.


Variations

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.


Popularity

Selwyn is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#48963 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)

The only popular alternative form of Selwyn (#unlisted) is Silvio. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.201%) and has become significantly lower since, with Silvio becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Selwyn and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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.

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