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239k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Edwin

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 309 0 309 #56 boy name
1881 274 0 274 #59 boy name
1882 305 0 305 #59 boy name
1883 299 0 299 #57 boy name
1884 308 0 308 #61 boy name
1885 289 0 289 #63 boy name
1886 313 0 313 #59 boy name
1887 310 0 310 #57 boy name
1888 298 0 298 #70 boy name
1889 306 0 306 #66 boy name
1890 323 0 323 #63 boy name
1891 327 0 327 #57 boy name
1892 338 0 338 #63 boy name
1893 354 0 354 #58 boy name
1894 371 5 366 #58 boy name
1895 346 0 346 #60 boy name
1896 351 0 351 #59 boy name
1897 385 5 380 #53 boy name
1898 392 0 392 #57 boy name
1899 336 7 329 #59 boy name
1900 355 5 350 #74 boy name
1901 299 0 299 #65 boy name
1902 393 0 393 #56 boy name
1903 353 6 347 #62 boy name
1904 393 5 388 #64 boy name
1905 357 0 357 #70 boy name
1906 390 0 390 #65 boy name
1907 468 0 468 #62 boy name
1908 477 0 477 #64 boy name
1909 492 0 492 #62 boy name
1910 541 5 536 #70 boy name
1911 705 6 699 #60 boy name
1912 1,533 15 1,518 #54 boy name
1913 1,836 11 1,825 #55 boy name
1914 2,391 5 2,386 #53 boy name
1915 3,167 16 3,151 #53 boy name
1916 3,311 12 3,299 #53 boy name
1917 3,364 18 3,346 #55 boy name
1918 3,499 12 3,487 #55 boy name
1919 3,468 18 3,450 #52 boy name
1920 3,748 15 3,733 #53 boy name
1921 3,760 10 3,750 #54 boy name
1922 3,851 22 3,829 #52 boy name
1923 3,674 23 3,651 #56 boy name
1924 3,820 30 3,790 #55 boy name
1925 3,580 22 3,558 #57 boy name
1926 3,510 18 3,492 #55 boy name
1927 3,424 35 3,389 #57 boy name
1928 3,198 26 3,172 #58 boy name
1929 2,919 27 2,892 #66 boy name
1930 2,998 24 2,974 #66 boy name
1931 2,716 15 2,701 #69 boy name
1932 2,582 14 2,568 #72 boy name
1933 2,343 15 2,328 #77 boy name
1934 2,357 12 2,345 #80 boy name
1935 2,269 9 2,260 #89 boy name
1936 2,279 9 2,270 #84 boy name
1937 2,269 6 2,263 #88 boy name
1938 2,252 5 2,247 #90 boy name
1939 2,071 8 2,063 #96 boy name
1940 2,121 6 2,115 #96 boy name
1941 2,223 9 2,214 #97 boy name
1942 2,304 9 2,295
1943 2,394 6 2,388
1944 2,245 8 2,237
1945 1,958 8 1,950
1946 2,377 0 2,377
1947 2,595 7 2,588
1948 2,440 5 2,435
1949 2,371 0 2,371
1950 2,494 5 2,489
1951 2,574 8 2,566
1952 2,640 8 2,632
1953 2,655 15 2,640
1954 2,559 12 2,547
1955 2,671 12 2,659
1956 2,784 9 2,775
1957 2,719 11 2,708
1958 2,609 11 2,598
1959 2,580 7 2,573
1960 2,494 18 2,476
1961 2,456 15 2,441
1962 2,419 17 2,402
1963 2,250 11 2,239
1964 2,187 14 2,173
1965 1,916 11 1,905
1966 1,890 17 1,873
1967 1,677 14 1,663
1968 1,706 18 1,688
1969 1,791 14 1,777
1970 1,739 13 1,726
1971 1,544 18 1,526
1972 1,409 14 1,395
1973 1,324 7 1,317
1974 1,178 10 1,168
1975 1,249 8 1,241
1976 1,193 5 1,188
1977 1,295 6 1,289
1978 1,248 17 1,231
1979 1,288 5 1,283
1980 1,306 9 1,297
1981 1,341 8 1,333
1982 1,349 10 1,339
1983 1,212 17 1,195
1984 1,356 7 1,349
1985 1,335 6 1,329
1986 1,359 14 1,345
1987 1,417 13 1,404
1988 1,570 18 1,552
1989 1,776 15 1,761
1990 1,830 15 1,815
1991 1,979 15 1,964
1992 1,828 19 1,809
1993 1,843 20 1,823
1994 1,811 10 1,801
1995 1,693 7 1,686
1996 1,599 13 1,586
1997 1,613 8 1,605
1998 1,700 0 1,700
1999 1,682 6 1,676
2000 1,808 8 1,800
2001 1,987 5 1,982
2002 2,154 9 2,145
2003 2,175 8 2,167
2004 2,363 11 2,352
2005 2,308 5 2,303
2006 2,678 7 2,671
2007 2,393 0 2,393
2008 2,264 5 2,259
2009 1,974 0 1,974
2010 1,699 0 1,699
2011 1,520 0 1,520
2012 1,303 0 1,303
2013 1,233 0 1,233
2014 1,181 0 1,181
2015 1,137 0 1,137

Fun Facts about the name Edwin

  • How many people with the first name Edwin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 239,288 babies born with the first name Edwin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edwin to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edwin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 309 new born babies.
  • When was Edwin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edwin is Tuesday, October 1st, 1816.
  • What year had the most people named Edwin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edwin was in 1922 with a total of 3,829 babies. That's a lot of babies named Edwin!
  • Random Edwin Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edwin ranks 51st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 157 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Edwin: Your name in reverse order is Niwde. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dinwe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Edwin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,100 people with the last name Edwin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Edwin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Edwin as their last name since less than 1 person in 270k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Edwin

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Nelson
  • Davis
  • Peterson
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Olson
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Carlson
  • Clark
  • Thomas

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Edwin U.S.
  White 34.00% 64.26%
  African American 29.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 18.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.91% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Edwin

People with the last name Edwin are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Edwin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Edwin as well as things modernly associated with the name Edwin such as celebrities named Edwin.

English

Origin and Meaning of Edwin

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. King of Northumbria who was converted to Christianity (585-633)

From Old English Eadwine, from ead, "rich, blessed" + wine, "friend". Akin to Old Norse Auðun, Norwegian Audun, and the Lombard king's name Audoin.

  1. A male given name.
  2. Edwin of Northumbria.

Notable Persons With the Name Edwin

Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher was a notable somebody. His career lasted from 1948 to 2010. Eddie was given the name Edwin Jack Tisch on August 10th, 1928 in Philadelphia. He breathed his last breath on September 22nd, 2010.

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Edwin Hubble

Edwin Hubble was a scientist in the field of astronomy. Edwin was given the name Edwin Powell Hubble on November 20th, 1889 in Marshfield, Missouri, U.S. He breathed his last breath on September 28th, 1953.

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Edwin Hodge

Edwin Hodge is an actor. His career lasted from 1995 to 1995. Edwin was given the name Edwin Martel Basil Hodge on January 26th, 1985 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar is a soccer player for the VV Noordwijk, AFC Ajax, Juventus F.C., Fulham F.C., Manchester United F.C., and Netherlands national football team. Edwin was born on October 29th, 1970 in Voorhout, Netherlands.

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Edwin Schlossberg

Edwin Schlossberg is a designer, author, and artist. Edwin was given the name Edwin Arthur Schlossberg on July 19th, 1945 in New York City, U.S.

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Edwin Jarvis

Edwin Jarvis is a comics character.

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  • Win Butler
    (musician)
  • Edwin Booth
    (actor)
  • Edwin Edwards
    (office holder)
  • Edwin Encarnación
    (baseball player)
  • Edwin Meese
    (office holder)
  • Edwin Lee
    (Mayor of San Francisco)
  • Edwin Catmull
    (scientist)
  • Edwin Anderson Walker
    (military person)
  • Edwin H. Armstrong
    (electrical engineering)
  • Edwin Stanton
    (27th United States Secretary of War)
  • Gene Lockhart
    (actor)
  • Edwin Valero
    (boxer)
  • Edwin McCain
    (musician)
  • Eddie Kramer
    (producer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Edwin

Colin Edwin

Colin Edwin is a progressive rock, neo-psychedelia, and art rock musician. He plays Bass guitar, double bass, fretless bass, guimbri, Fretless guitar, and Sintir. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Colin was born on July 2nd, 1970 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Edwin

Edwin is an alternative, acoustic, pop, alternative rock, and acoustic music musician. His ongoing career started in 1990. Edwin was given the name Edwin Ghazal on September 9th, 1968.

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Fuquan Edwin

Fuquan Edwin is a basketball player for the Ironi Nes Ziona, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Guaros de Lara (basketball), and Ironi Nes Ziona B.C. in the Israeli Basketball Premier League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2014 to present. Fuquan was born on September 17th, 1991 in Paterson, New Jersey.

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son of Edward the Elder Edwin

son of Edward the Elder Edwin was a famed individual. He passed away in 933.

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Charles Edwin

Charles Edwin was a noteworthy somebody. Charles was born in 1699. He breathed his last breath on June 29th, 1756.

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John Edwin

John Edwin was an actor. John was born in 1768. John is also known as John Edwin the younger, Edwin the younger, and John. He left this life on February 22nd, 1805.

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What does the name Edwin mean?

Eis for enchant, for enchant you will.

Dis for dependable, on you I can rely.

Wis for wanderlust, travel is near!

Iis for impress, for impress you will.

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

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