Edwin - boys name

Edwin name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 89%

Edwin name meaning:

The name Edwin is of Old English origin and is derived from the elements "ead," meaning "wealth" or "fortune," and "wine," meaning "friend." Therefore, the name can be interpreted to mean "rich friend" or "friend of wealth." Edwin is considered a traditional and classic name that has been in use for centuries.

People with the name Edwin are often seen as intelligent, kind, and reliable individuals. They are known for their strong sense of loyalty and their ability to form deep and lasting friendships. Edwin is a name that exudes a sense of stability and trustworthiness, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a timeless and respectable name for their son.

Famous bearers of the name include Edwin Hubble, the American astronomer who discovered the expanding universe, and Edwin Booth, a renowned American actor from the 19th century. Overall, the name Edwin carries a positive and esteemed connotation, making it an excellent choice for parents seeking a name with a rich history and meaning.

Origin: English

Prosperous friend.


Saints names, Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Edwin , Edwina, Edwinna

Other boys names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 526 out of 4789

74 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (437)

Historical popularity of Edwin

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