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What does Darwin mean?

Darwin Pronunciation of Darwin as a boys' name is pronounced DAR-win. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Darwin is "dear friend". Historical: Charles Darwin, 19th-century naturalist, was the first major exponent of human evolution.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, friend, 19th century, naturalist (philosopher)


VARIANTS Darwon, Darwyn, Derwin, Derwynn




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How popular is Darwin?

Darwin is a very popular first name for men (#583 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#15433 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Darwin reached its peak rank of #315 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is presently at #907. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darwin name in U.S.

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Which version is better?

Darvin, Darwyn and Derwin are the popular related forms of Darwin (#907 A YEAR AGO). Usage of these forms of Darwin was widespread among parents 9 decades ago (AVERAGE #1319) and has become much reduced since (#1726, 61.2% LESS USAGE).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Darwin, Darvin, Darwyn, Derwin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Darwin is pronounced similarly to Daran, Daren, Darien, Darin, Darren, Darrian, Darrin, Darrion, Darryen, Darryn, Deron, Derrian, Derrin, Derron, Dorian, Dorien, Dorion, Dorran, Dorren, Dorrian, Dorrien, Dorrin, Duran, Durwin and Durwyn. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arwin, Bartin, Cardin, Carlin, Carwyn, Dain, Dalvwin (see Delvin), Dalwyn, Darbie, Dargan, Daric, Darring, Darriq, Darton, Daylin, Dervin, Diarmi, Durbin, Earvin, Erwin, Farin, Garin, Garlin, Garmin, Garvin, Garwen, Garwin, Garwyn, Hadwin, Hardin, Hardwin, Harlin, Irwin, Jarrin, Karlin, Larin, Larrin, Marlin, Martin, Marvin, Marwin, Merwin, Norwin, Orwin, Parkin, Parwiz, Tarin, Tarrin, Walwin and Warrin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Darwin.

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