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What does Edwin mean?

Edwin Pronunciation of Edwin as a boys' name is pronounced ED-win. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edwin is "wealthy friend". From ad meaning "riches" and wine meaning "friend". Saint Edwin (seventh century) was king of Northumbria and a martyr. Used occasionally in the 16th century, but modern use is mainly due to a 19th century revival. Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin; Attorney General Edwin Meese III.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, friend, king, 16th century, modern, 19th century


VARIANTS Eadwinn, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Edlin, Eduino, Edvin, Edwyn, Ned, Neddie, Neddy, Ted, Teddie, Teddy



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How popular is Edwin?

Edwin is a very prominent first name for men (#134 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#27669 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Edwin reached its top position of #53 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #332. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edwin outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Edwin (#332 IN 2018) rated in the Top 2000 are Ed, Eddie (#725), Eddy (#1485), Edvin, Marvin (#580), Ned, Ted, Teddie and Teddy (#1647). These forms of Edwin were at the top of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (AVERAGE #542) and have become much less conventional since (#1476, 89.1% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Edwin becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edwin, Ed, Eddie, Eddy, Marvin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ned, Ted, Teddie, Teddy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eddie, Edvin, Teddy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Edwin is pronounced similarly to Adan, Aden, Adin, Adon, Aydin, Eaden, Eadin, Edan, Eden, Edin, Edon, Edun, Edyn, Eidan, Eiden, Idan, Odin and Odon. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adlin, Adrin, Aldwin, Alwin, Arwin, Aswin, Bowin, Edelin, Edik, Edmon, Ednan, Edrian, Edric, Edrik, Edson, Eldin, Eldwin, Eldwyn, Elgin, Eljin, Elvin, Elwin, Elwinn (see Elvin), Elwyn, Emlin, Eoin, Erin, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin, Erwin, Erwinn, Erwyn, Evin, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Ewing, Godwin, Gwin, Hadwin, Hedwin, Irwin, Medwin, Orwin, Oswin, Owin and Unwin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edwin.

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