Name Edwin - meaning, origin, popularity 

Edwin name meaning

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old English and German
Usage: English, German, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Edwin e-dwin
Meaning: Prosperous Friend and Valued
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What does Edwin mean?

Edwin means Prosperous Friend or Valued is commonly used in Norwegian, German, Swedish, Danish, Finnish and English. Its origin is in German and Old English is a unisex name. Edwin is English equivalent of Eadwine. It is celebrated on October 12th.

How do I pronounce Edwin?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Edwin is e-dwin. ed-win is another way(s) to say the name.

Variants of Edwin

Eadwine, Eadwin, Edin, Eden, Edwina, Eaden, Edenrose, Eadwina, Edvina

Names that rhyme with Edwin

How popular is the name Edwin?

Edwin was a popular name in United States. Over 242431 babies have been given the given name in 240 years. When at its peak in 1919, it ranked 52nd when 3829 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 240 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still performing better than most of the names. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 100 baby names a whooping 62 times

Edwin is common in France where over 3094 new-borns have been given the name since 1903. Recently the moniker is on a rise, in 1995, 134 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 317th position. Edwin is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 400 names. In 1997, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 386 on boy names chart when 89 babies were given the name Edwin. Over 1391 babies in England and Wales have been named Edwin.

Edwin is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, even after 45 years of use, it could not make it big. Over 404 people have been named Edwin in Ireland. During its 20 years of usage in Switzerland, it had made up to just the top 700 boy names. Over 104 babies in Switzerland have been named Edwin. Also, it is among the top 600 boy names in Belgium. Over 182 people have been named Edwin in Belgium.

However things change on global perspective, Edwin is extremely popular in Philippines where every 1 in 400 have the name as well as in, Kenya and Colombia. Also the baby name is popular in Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nigeria, Tanzania, Netherlands, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, Germany, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Zambia, Venezuela, South Africa, Ghana, England, Malawi, Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, Canada, Liberia, Uganda, Cameroon, Malaysia, Sierra Leone, India and Sudan. At least, 1650000 people globally have carried Edwin as their given name according to our estimate.

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Numerological analysis of Edwin

Your personal growth depends on your adventures. You know yourself so well, that you always find a way to keep yourself amused. You hate routines and prefer freelance work. Your number represents mind strength and persistence. You are never bored. Even when you are alone. You are creative and free-spirited. You are curious and driven by your wish to invent new things and solutions. You want to find your soul mate but secretly don't believe in soul mates.

Other names similar to Edwin, for soon-to-be-parents

  •  Bryan - Of Celtic origin, Famed and Enduring Bryan is commonly used in Danish and English, Bryan means "Hill or Honorable" is aimed at both genders. Customary name Bryan bagged 232nd position among baby boy names in 2018 in United States
  •  Amber - Pleasing and Conifer Arabic Amber means "Sky or From the Stone" prevalently used in Tamil and Hindi is used as a gender-neutral name
  •  Jeanette - Celebrated and Venerable unisex name Jeanette is of Hebrew origin, notably used in French, Swedish and Danish languages, meaning of Jeanette is "The Lord is Gracious, Yahweh is Gracious or God is Merciful"
  •  Anne - Anne's meaning is God has Shown Favour or Gracious is used chiefly in French and Icelandic used for both sexes is originated from Hebrew
  •  Brent means Steep Hill or Mount is of Old English and Celtic origin, a unisex name is largely used in Marathi and Gujarati
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Famous people named Edwin

  • Edwin Beard Budding, English inventor of the lawnmower and adjustable spanner
  • Edwin Fischer, Swiss classical pianist and conductor
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  • Edwin Sandys, English politician
  • Edwin F. Uhl, prominent Michigan lawyer and politician
  • Edwin Brienen, Dutch film director, actor, producer
  • Edwin Chadwick, English social reformer
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  • Edwin Foster Coddington, American astronomer and discoverer of astronomical objects
  • Edwin Denby, American writer of dance criticism, poetry
  • Edwin O. Guthman, American journalist and university professor
  • Edwin Albert Link, pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology
  • Edwin Emmanuel Bradford, English clergyman and Uranian poet and novelist
  • Edwin P. Martz, American physicist and astronomer
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  • Edwin G. Burrows, Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College
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  • Edwin Lewis, American Methodist theologian primarily associated with Drew University
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  • Edwin E. Witte, economist
  • Edwin A. Goodman, Canadian lawyer and political figure
  • Edwin B. Astwood, Bermudian-American physiologist and endocrinologist
  • Edwin Arthur Jones, American composer
  • Edwin De Haven, United States Navy officer and explorer of the first half of the 19th century
  • Edwin Hubble, American astronomer
  • Edwin McMillan, American physicist and Nobel laureate credited with being the first-ever to produce a transuranium element
  • Edwin Thompson Jaynes, Wayman Crow Distinguished Professor of Physics at Washington University
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  • Edwin O. Reischauer, American educator and professor at Harvard University
  • Edwin H. McConkey, American biologist
  • Edwin Brant Frost, American astronomer
  • Edwin Borchard, international legal scholar, jurist
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  • Edwin Ernest Salpeter, Austrian–Australian–American astrophysicist
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  • Edwin Boring, American experimental psychologist
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  • Edwin H. Colpitts, communications pioneer best
  • Edwin Austin Abbey, American muralist, illustrator, and painter
  • Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster and theologian
  • Edwin Howard Armstrong, American electrical engineer and inventor
  • Edwin Meese, American attorney, law professor
  • Edwin Rosario, world champion professional boxer
  • Edwin Lutyens, English architect
  • Edwin Arnold, English poet and journalist
  • Edwin Scrymgeour, Member of Parliament for Dundee, Scotland
  • Edwin of Northumbria, King of Deira and Bernicia – which later became known as Northumbria –
  • Edwin Drake, American businessman and the first American to successfully drill for oil
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet
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  • Edwin Muir, Scottish poet, novelist and translator

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