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What does Irwyn mean?

Irwyn Pronunciation of Irwyn as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and Irwyn means "boar friend". Irwyn is an alternate form of Irwin (Old English): author Irwin Shaw.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, friend


VARIANTS Irwinn, Erwyn, Erwinn, Erwin

(male) Irewyn, ..


Irwyn Lyle (I.L.), ..

How popular is Irwyn?

Irwyn is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Irwyn is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Erwin and Irwin are the prominent varying forms of Irwyn (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Other variants, like Erwyn, are seldom used. These relations of Irwyn were at the apex of their popularity in the 1920s (USAGE OF 0.08%), but now, forms like Irwin have fallen out of fashion. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erwin, Irwin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Irwyn is alike in pronunciation to Airyn, Arian, Arin, Arion, Arran, Arren, Arrin, Arun, Arwin, Arwyn, Eirwyn, Eron, Erron, Erwynn, Oran, Oren, Orin, Orion, Oron, Orran, Orren, Orrin, Orwin, Orwynn and Oryon. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alwyn, Arlyn, Arvyn, Aswyn, Berwyn, Bryn, Carwyn, Corwyn, Crayn, Darwyn, Derwyn, Durwyn, Edwyn, Elwyn, Ervyn, Frayn, Garwyn, Gwyn, Hywyn, Irven, Irvin, Irvyn, Iwan, Kerwyn, Merwyn, Norwyn, Oswyn and Unwyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Irwyn.

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