Edwin

Edwin - A very unique male name



  Jul 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Edwin, meaning wealthy friend, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #69. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Edwin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Edwin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Edwin. The baby boy name Edwin was given to 1,285 baby boys in 2012, ranking #269 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,277 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Edwin peaked in popularity 100 years ago in 1919 on position 52.



Famous with this name

Edwin Neal
Edwin Gilbert
Edwin Max


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Edwin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Edwin is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #120 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #750.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Edwin is where you live.


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Edwin origin and meaning

Edwin is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means wealthy friend. To see famous people named Edwin, pop culture references for the name Edwin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Edwin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Edwin, sorted by popularity.

Ethan / Eden / Ethen / Eitan / Edan / Ethyn / Etienne / Eathan / Edin / Eithan /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012269
2011234
2010208
2009193
2008175
2007171
2006158
2005178
2004174
2003181
2002179
2001187
2000197
1999205
1998198
1997200
1996197
1995188
1994175
1993177
1992177
1991164
1990170
1989173
1988183
1987193
1986192
1985189
1984184
1983197
1982187
1981189
1980191
1979187
1978194
1977180
1976189
1975184
1974192
1973179
1972177
1971176
1970168
1969162
1968160
1967161
1966152
1965158
1964152
1963147
1962144
1961145
1960141
1959137
1958137
1957134
1956124
1955124
1954129
1953124
1952118
1951119
1950117
1949122
1948116
1947114
1946112
1945117
1944106
1943108
1942106
194197
194096
193996
193890
193788
193683
193588
193480
193377
193272
193168
193065
192966
192858
192757
192655
192557
192455
192356
192252
192154
192053
191952
191855
191755
191653
191553
191453
191355
191254
191162
191069

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware120
Maryland163
South Dakota170
New Jersey185
Massachusetts186
New York191
California194
Connecticut202
District of Columbia219
Illinois234
Georgia237
Florida239
Texas241
South Carolina250
North Carolina251
Nevada263
Virginia263
Arizona279
Kansas289
Alabama291
Indiana301
Wisconsin316
Oregon316
Arkansas316
Pennsylvania328
Utah335
New Mexico345
Minnesota353
Kentucky364
Idaho386
Washington404
Louisiana410
Iowa412
Tennessee440
Mississippi506
Michigan551
Colorado552
Ohio560
Missouri636
Oklahoma750

Even more about Edwin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Edwin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Edwin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1919
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Edwin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,277
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,285

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