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pinWhat does Selwyn mean?

Selwyn /sel-wyn/ 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 relations via Silvanus: Silvain, Silvano, Silverio, Silvino, Silvio, Sylvanus and Sylvio.

Kreatif forms: Salyn, Silyn. [more]

pinHow popular is Selwyn?

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 (outside Top 1000) is Silvio. Adoption of this relation of Selwyn was widespread among parents during 1920-1929 (#799) and has become 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.

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