Elwin

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
228
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elwin

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  • A submission from Sweden says the name Elwin means "Elf friend, Derived from the Old English elements aelf "elf" and wine "friend"." and is of English origin.

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Notable Persons Named Elwin

Elwin Bruno Christoffel was a scientist in the fields of mathematics and physics. Elwin was born on November 10th, 1829 in Monschau. He breathed his last breath on March 15th, 1900.

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Elwin Hermanson is a Member of Parliament for Kindersley—Lloydminster, Leader of the Saskatchewan Party, MLA for Rosetown-Biggar, MLA for Rosetown-Elrose, Member of ParliamentforKindersley—Lloydminster, Leader of theSaskatchewan Party, Leader of the Opposition, MLAforRosetown.

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Elwin Hawthorne was a painting and painter. Elwin was given the name Elwin H. Hawthorn in 1905 in Poplar, London. He passed away on October 15th, 1954.

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Elwin Schlebrowski was a soccer player for the Borussia Dortmund and Germany national football team. Elwin was born on August 31st, 1925 in Germany. He left this life on February 8th, 2000.

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Elwin Marg was a in the fields of neuroscience and optometry. Elwin was born on March 23rd, 1918 in St. Louis. He passed away on July 15th, 2010.

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Elwin was born in 1852. He left this life in 1906.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elwin

Verrier Elwin was an anthropologist, ethnology, and ethnologist. Verrier was born on August 29th, 1902 in Dover. He breathed his last breath on February 22nd, 1964.

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Edmund was born on September 18th, 1871. He left this life on November 10th, 1909.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 6 0 6
1883 5 0 5
1884 5 0 5
1887 7 0 7
1888 8 0 8
1889 10 0 10
1890 5 0 5
1891 10 0 10
1892 6 0 6
1894 7 0 7
1895 8 0 8
1897 11 0 11
1898 11 0 11
1899 7 0 7
1900 10 0 10
1901 8 0 8
1902 7 0 7
1903 8 0 8
1904 7 0 7
1905 8 0 8
1906 15 0 15
1907 10 0 10
1908 22 0 22
1909 12 0 12
1910 16 0 16
1911 24 0 24
1912 57 0 57
1913 61 0 61
1914 109 0 109
1915 124 0 124
1916 102 0 102
1917 119 0 119
1918 114 0 114
1919 104 0 104
1920 129 0 129
1921 144 0 144
1922 141 0 141
1923 147 0 147
1924 135 0 135
1925 129 0 129
1926 150 5 145
1927 119 0 119
1928 118 0 118
1929 109 0 109
1930 88 0 88
1931 106 0 106
1932 103 0 103
1933 74 0 74
1934 85 0 85
1935 79 0 79
1936 72 0 72
1937 68 0 68
1938 84 0 84
1939 60 0 60
1940 64 0 64
1941 68 0 68
1942 72 0 72
1943 70 0 70
1944 55 0 55
1945 68 0 68
1946 46 0 46
1947 50 0 50
1948 60 0 60
1949 50 0 50
1950 64 0 64
1951 45 0 45
1952 56 0 56
1953 60 0 60
1954 60 0 60
1955 45 0 45
1956 47 0 47
1957 41 0 41
1958 30 0 30
1959 35 0 35
1960 29 0 29
1961 39 0 39
1962 27 0 27
1963 26 0 26
1964 26 0 26
1965 16 0 16
1966 19 0 19
1967 20 0 20
1968 11 0 11
1969 11 0 11
1970 11 0 11
1971 15 0 15
1972 12 0 12
1973 11 0 11
1974 20 0 20
1975 17 0 17
1976 8 0 8
1977 11 0 11
1978 11 0 11
1979 11 0 11
1980 7 0 7
1981 15 0 15
1982 8 0 8
1983 9 0 9
1984 11 0 11
1985 10 0 10
1986 17 0 17
1987 14 0 14
1988 11 0 11
1989 11 0 11
1990 12 0 12
1991 18 0 18
1992 18 0 18
1993 11 0 11
1994 13 0 13
1995 10 0 10
1996 11 0 11
1997 13 0 13
1998 12 0 12
1999 10 0 10
2000 10 0 10
2001 15 0 15
2002 11 0 11
2003 10 0 10
2004 15 0 15
2005 17 0 17
2006 12 0 12
2007 14 0 14
2008 11 0 11
2009 8 0 8
2010 9 0 9
2011 15 0 15
2012 14 0 14
2013 9 0 9
2014 10 0 10
2016 14 0 14
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Elwin as a first name

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Popularity of Elwin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elwin U.S.
  White 55.26% 64.26%
  African American 23.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elwin

People with the last name Elwin are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Elwin

  • How Popular is the name Elwin? Elwin is the 3,759th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elwin was the 82,613th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elwin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,061 babies born with the first name Elwin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elwin to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elwin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Elwin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elwin is Saturday, September 21st, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Elwin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elwin was in 1923 with a total of 147 babies.
  • Random Elwin Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elwin ranks 81st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 7 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Elwin: Your name in reverse order is Niwle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nelwi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elwin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 228 people with the last name Elwin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elwin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elwin as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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