Wealthy Friend

Edwin Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \e-dwin, ed-win\
Number in U.S 👶 243,000
Rate in 2021 685
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 English

What is meaning of name Edwin?

"Edwin" is a popular name for boys that has English origin. Meaning of the name Edwin is: "Wealthy Friend".

Additional description of the name Edwin

Edwin : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Meaning and originality:

When the Normans defeated the English in 1066, many of the names that existed in the Old English were changed and undergone a lot of changes. Edwin is one of the few names that survived these changes and kept its form. This name includes two elements. The first element is “ēad” which means ‘prosperity, riches’. The other element is “wine” which means ‘friend.’ Edwin is a name with a sad yet beautiful history in Christianity. In the 7th century the King of Northumbria was called Edwin. He ruled in a kingdom which is now located in Northern England and parts of Scotland. He converted to Christianity and was killed because of it by the pagans in the battle of Hatfield Chase. This made Edwin a famous and popular saint and martyr in the Roman catholic church. Historically, Edwin has been present in the naming vocabulary since the Middle Ages. However, the revival and popularity came for it in the 19th century.

Here are some famous people named Edwin:

Edwin Eugene Aldrin (aka Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut)
Edwin Hubble (American astronomer, Hubble telescope)
Edwin Booth (actor)

What are your baby’s characteristics like when you name him Edwin?

This name suggests that you are a pioneer. It's natural for you to be a leader. You are highly focused and you try to achieve your goals. It seems natural to you to go through difficulties to try out new things. Doing unimportant activities frustrates you. You do not need others to finish your tasks or to make decisions. You have a lot of energy and confidence.

You love adventure. In order to be happy, you must be free. Activities like travelling, meeting new people, and experiencing new things adds value to your life. You are very familiar with change. In fact, you are very receptive of change. You have a sharp mind which is why you are curious about many things. You have difficulties with commitment. You prefer to move from one project to the next all the time.

You are and active and restless person who loves to be free and party. Other People cannot fool you because you have a sharp mind. You can use your intelligence to look at everything from various angles.

How do people react to you?

People look at you as someone who is stimulating and charismatic. You can seem talkative at times as well. You naturally attract, influence, and inspire the people around you. You usually wear functional clothes that work during day and night events. People are attracted to your ideas and projects because you radiate a potential for success.

People generally look at this name as a formal, wholesome, and refined name.

Lucky colors: All yellows, ocher, bronze, gold, orange

Lucky day(s): Sunday


One might be surprised to learn that Edwin has had respectable places on the naming charts. This has been the case for more than a century. From 1880 to 1941, for 62 straight years, Edwin was among the top 100 most popular names for boys in the U.S. the average position of Edwin during those years was the 60th position. This is a very good and respectable position. However, by the middle of the century, some sort of started for Edwin. Although the trend for Edwin has been a downtrend for the past 70 years, the downtrend has not been very significant and rapid. Today, Edwin is somewhere among the top 200 most popular names for boys in the U.S. which is still a good position. When we compare it to a name like Edward, we can see that it has a more positive meaning. Edward means “protector of riches” while Edwin means “friend of riches”. Apart from that as it was mentioned Edwin is one of the few names that survived the Norman changes. Therefore, it would be great if we could keep the momentum going and save the name that our elders saved for us.

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Comments on the name Edwin
6/2/2022 7:01:30 PM

My boyfriends name is Edwin. He is very unique and loving person. he's only 49 years old.

3/2/2022 8:02:42 PM

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!!!


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Edwin?
The origin of the name Edwin is English.
*️⃣ How many people are named Edwin?
Almost 243000 people are named Edwin.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Edwin?
The names of Elisha, Elysia, Elicia, Elisia, Elysha