Darwin

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24k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Darwin

"Darwin" is a name of English origin, and it means "Dear Friend". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia
  2. English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)
Wiktionary

The surname may have two origins:

  • from Old English DÄ“orwine (“a given name”), composed of dÄ“or (“dear”) + wine (“friend”);
  • habitational name from Darwen in Lancashire.

The city in Australia is named after Charles Darwin.

  1. A surname​.
  2. Charles Darwin (1809–1882), British naturalist and founder of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
  3. a city in Australia, the capital of the Northern Territory

Darwin was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Darwin

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Darwin Barney is a baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays. Darwin was born on November 8th, 1985 in Portland, Oregon.

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Darwin Shaw is a stage actor, television actor, and film actor. Darwin was born in Brampton, England.

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Darwin Deason is a businessman.

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His most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1986. Darwin was given the name Francis Darwin Solomon on December 9th, 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Darwin is also known as Darwin Jostin. He breathed his last breath on June 1st, 1998.

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Choppa is a hip hop music rapper, singer, songwriter, rapping, and singing. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Choppa was given the name Darwin Turner on October 29th, 1980. Choppa is also known as Da Real Choppa.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Darwin

Charles Darwin was a in the fields of natural history and geology. Charles was given the name Charles Robert Darwin on February 12th, 1809 in The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. He died on April 19th, 1882.

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Darwin is a comics character.

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Erasmus was born on December 12th, 1731 in Elston Hall, Elston, Nottinghamshire. He died on April 18th, 1802.

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John Darwin is a former teacher, prison officer, and teacher. John was born on August 14th, 1950.

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Sir George Howard Darwin was a scientist in the fields of astronomy and mathematics. George was given the name George Howard Darwin on July 9th, 1845 in Down House, Downe, Kent, England. He breathed his last breath on December 7th, 1912.

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Sir Francis Darwin was a scientist in the field of botany. Francis was born on August 16th, 1848 in Down House. He passed away on September 19th, 1925.

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How popular is the baby name Darwin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1882 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1889 8 0 8
1893 5 0 5
1897 7 0 7
1898 8 0 8
1900 5 0 5
1901 8 0 8
1903 5 0 5
1904 8 0 8
1906 7 0 7
1907 11 0 11
1908 11 0 11
1909 11 0 11
1910 18 0 18
1911 19 0 19
1912 45 0 45
1913 74 0 74
1914 75 0 75
1915 139 0 139
1916 150 0 150
1917 133 0 133
1918 156 0 156
1919 155 0 155
1920 174 0 174
1921 214 0 214
1922 187 0 187
1923 216 0 216
1924 218 0 218
1925 225 0 225
1926 202 0 202
1927 242 0 242
1928 252 0 252
1929 278 0 278
1930 281 0 281
1931 258 0 258
1932 281 0 281
1933 307 7 300
1934 306 6 300
1935 330 0 330
1936 304 0 304
1937 299 0 299
1938 338 0 338
1939 332 0 332
1940 309 0 309
1941 283 0 283
1942 326 0 326
1943 332 0 332
1944 303 0 303
1945 235 0 235
1946 298 0 298
1947 351 0 351
1948 292 0 292
1949 302 0 302
1950 325 0 325
1951 321 0 321
1952 302 0 302
1953 312 0 312
1954 320 0 320
1955 343 0 343
1956 371 0 371
1957 381 0 381
1958 424 7 417
1959 396 0 396
1960 392 0 392
1961 374 0 374
1962 398 0 398
1963 347 0 347
1964 359 6 353
1965 382 0 382
1966 333 0 333
1967 304 5 299
1968 297 0 297
1969 260 0 260
1970 207 0 207
1971 191 0 191
1972 142 0 142
1973 144 0 144
1974 144 0 144
1975 125 0 125
1976 84 0 84
1977 118 0 118
1978 106 0 106
1979 102 0 102
1980 118 0 118
1981 120 0 120
1982 88 0 88
1983 96 0 96
1984 122 0 122
1985 107 0 107
1986 106 0 106
1987 115 0 115
1988 129 0 129
1989 148 0 148
1990 128 0 128
1991 143 0 143
1992 126 0 126
1993 136 0 136
1994 137 0 137
1995 125 5 120
1996 105 0 105
1997 136 0 136
1998 131 0 131
1999 129 0 129
2000 146 0 146
2001 180 0 180
2002 179 0 179
2003 197 0 197
2004 222 5 217
2005 212 0 212
2006 266 0 266
2007 261 0 261
2008 283 5 278
2009 319 5 314
2010 319 7 312
2011 296 5 291
2012 247 0 247
2013 258 0 258
2014 244 8 236
2015 254 0 254
2016 265 6 259

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Popularity of Darwin as a first name

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Common last names for Darwin

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Darwin U.S.
  White 78.24% 64.26%
  African American 10.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.11% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Darwin

People with the last name Darwin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Darwin

  • How Popular is the name Darwin? Darwin is the 1,519th most popular name of all time. As a last name Darwin was the 15,434th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Darwin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24,245 babies born with the first name Darwin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Darwin to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Darwin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Darwin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Darwin is Friday, July 26th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Darwin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Darwin was in 1958 with a total of 417 babies.
  • Random Darwin Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Darwin ranks 77th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 13 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Darwin: Your name in reverse order is Niwrad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wnadir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Darwin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,898 people with the last name Darwin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Darwin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Darwin as their last name since less than 1 person in 156k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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