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What does Rawlins mean?

Rawlins Pronunciation of Rawlins as a boys' name is of Old French origin. The root can be traced back to Roland via the surnames Rolandson and Rawlinson, which were revived in the late 19th century as a given name.


ASSOCIATED WITH surnames, 19th century


VARIANTS Rawlinson, Rawson

RELATED FORMS VIA ROLAND Rollin, Rollins, Rowland



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How popular is Rawlins?

Rawlins is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#5199 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Rawlins (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Roland (#544 VIA LATEST LIST), Rollin and Rowland. These relations of Rawlins reached the peak of their popularity in the 1920s (USAGE OF 0.17%) and have become much less common since (USAGE 0.03%, 83.2%), with forms such as Roland becoming less fashionable. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roland, Rollin, Rowland in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rawlins is alike in pronunciation to Rollins. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Collins, Gains, Hawkins, Hawkyns (see Hawkins), Karlens, Parkins, Rain, Raine, Raines, Rains, Rankin, Rankine, Rankinn (see Rankin), Ravinn, Rawleigh, Rawley, Rawly, Raylen, Rayvin, Robbins, Rollin, Roslin, Rowland and Watkins. Like Rawlins, these names are not commonly used.