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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Valuable Friend

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Edwin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Edwin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Edwin:

  • Records indicate that 234,195 boys in the United States have been named Edwin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1922, when 3,828 people in the U.S. were given the name Edwin. Those people are now 98 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Edwin

    57% Approval Rating
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      4 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Edwin and i love it, it totally fits my personality and i think we pretty much rock :)" Mar. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name!!! i am 22 and my name is really unique unlike edward i hate that name and hate it when they call me edward ugly name lol!!!" Dec. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriends name is Edwin. He is very unique and loving person. He's only 49 years old." Jun. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "the result of this search is to name my baby boy EDWIN" Aug. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "Its just ugly. Its does not roll off the tongue with any sort of ease. Its harsh and took no thought." Jun. 2, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't really think the name is catchy or anything. Sally is a better name. It is very unique" May. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My dad's name is Edwin, and he tells me he'd rate it "thumbs down." Personally, I like it. But he's had his name over 60 years, and wishes he'd legally changed it to "Ed" long ago. It's too often confused with Edward, and he's never actually gone by Edwin in his life - only Ed." Nov. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      8 Neutral Comments

  • "I like my name well enough, the problem is the stereotype. When people meet me I almost always get the "so you're Edwin" routine, like they're disappointed. Edwins are supposed to be academic or nerdy or British or some dang thing. I will say it makes a kind of solidarity for Ed's of all stripes, I once worked in a place where we had 3 so we had to figure out who got Ed (full name Edward) who got Eddie and I got Edwin so we could tell who was being paged on the PA. Now I work in a place with an Erwin and I can't tell you the number of times people have called me Erwin. Last thing, adding an A to a man's name to make it a woman's name is just wrong. Makes it seem like you wanted a boy but are 'making do' with a girl. I didn't do that to my daughter, please don't do it to yours, make it a true, proud, stand on it's own name." Jun. 5, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 85 and have hated this name since the the 10 grade. I am called Ed by everyone I have met since then. If someone calls me Edwin they are either a relative or a VERY OLD acquaintance. For the pasrt 10 years I don?t mind the name at all and laugh to myself by hearing the name. My mother was Scottish and tried to call me Edward but local British friends talked her out ot that common name. I have Always signed my name as Edwin. In reality it is just a name and does not connote anything about who I am, what I think and what my values are. I was born in the USA 9 yrs after my mother immigrated and was raised with a vey strong British upbringing. But my mother never liked The UK. She finally was able to bring her entire family to the USA or Canada." Nov. 24, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Whenever I think of the name Edwin, I think of the person at my school who people most commonly describe as "EPIC" so, yeah. Very "epic" name." May. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Edwin and I happen to be in my 20s. At first, I hated my name but I have grown to like it since it's very unique. I think it matches me as an intelligent person plus I have never met someone else with my name yet." Feb. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "The 14th most unpopular male name in Britain, behind a certain amount of other names characteristic of old men - such as Norman which is in first position on the male endangered list while Walter is second on the list, Percy is third, Ernest is fifth, Herbert is sixth, Frank is eighth, Arnold is ninth, and Leonard is 10th." Dec. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "An uncool name but not all Edwins are old men - some are only in their 40s or 50s but are usually called Ed or Eddie. Though it has the meaning of "prosperous friend", I don't think I'd name a son of mine Edwin. Edwina for a girl, on the other hand, sounds slightly better." May. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yea Edwin is popular!!! Plus my name is HOT!! heheheee.... AND unique... XP" Dec. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am the third son named after my father - strange to begin with - people always mistake me for an edward - i guess edwin is unusual enough today (in this homogenous society) to be a great name for a unique individual" Oct. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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