Darwin - boys name

Darwin name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 70%

Darwin name meaning:

The name Darwin is of Old English origin and has several meanings attached to it. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Old English words "deor" meaning "dear" or "beloved," and "wine" meaning "friend" or "protector." Thus, one possible meaning of the name Darwin is "dear friend" or "beloved protector."

Another potential meaning of the name Darwin is "dear one of the wild boar," with "deor" referring to "deer" or "wild animal" and "wine" meaning "friend" or "protector." This interpretation suggests a connection to nature and strength.

Overall, the name Darwin carries connotations of friendship, protection, and a connection to the natural world. It is a name that exudes a sense of loyalty, love, and possibly even a strong and fierce personality.

Origin: English

Dear friend. Nineteenth-century naturalist Charles Darwin was the first major exponent of human evolution.



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Darwin , Danvin, Derwynn

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Overall UK ranking: 1448 out of 4789

17 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Darwin

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