Erwin

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Erwin

"Erwin" is a name of English origin, and it means "Form of Ervin". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, a rare variant of Irwin.

Erwin was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Erwin

Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel is a military person.

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Erwin Schrödinger was a scientist in the field of physics. Erwin was given the name Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger on August 12th, 1887 in Vienna. He breathed his last breath on January 4th, 1961.

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Erwin Holly Chargaff was a biochemist. Erwin was born on August 11th, 1905 in Chernivtsi. He left this life on June 20th, 2002.

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Erwin von Witzleben is a military person. His military service ended in 1944.

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Erwin Koeman is a soccer player for the Southampton F.C., FC Groningen, PSV Eindhoven, KV Mechelen, and Netherlands national football team. Erwin was born on September 20th, 1961 in Zaandam.

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Erwin Chemerinsky is a scientist in the fields of constitutional law and civil procedure. Erwin was born on May 14th, 1953 in Chicago.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Erwin

Emily Robison is an alternative country, country music, bluegrass music, country rock, and folk music musician, songwriter, and record producer. She plays Banjo, dobro, accordion, guitar, bass, mandolin, sitar, and Double bass. She was most prominent from 1989 to present. Emily was given the name Emily Burns Erwin on August 16th, 1972 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Emily is also known as Emily Strayer.

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Martie Maguire is an alternative country, country music, bluegrass music, country rock, and folk music musician, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and arrangement. She plays Violin, viola, acoustic guitar, double bass, mandolin, and backing vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Martie was given the name Martha Elenor Erwin on October 12th, 1969 in York, Pennsylvania, United States. Martie is also known as Martie Seidel.

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Bill Erwin was an actor and cartoonist. He was most active from 1941 to 2006. Bill was given the name William Lindsey Erwin on December 2nd, 1914 in Honey Grove, Texas, United States. Bill is also known as William Lindsey Erwin. He breathed his last breath on December 29th, 2010.

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John Erwin is a voice actor and voice acting. He was most active from 1960 to 1960. John was given the name John Lee Erwin on December 5th, 1936 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Lee Erwin is a soccer player for the Leeds United F.C., Motherwell F.C., Arbroath F.C., Bury F.C., Scotland national under-17 football team, and Scotland national under-19 football team. Lee was born on November 7th, 1994 in Bellshill, Scotland.

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Mike Erwin is an actor and voice actor. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Mike was born on August 31st, 1978 in Dalton, Georgia. Mike is also known as Michael Erwin.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 17 0 17
1882 12 0 12
1883 26 0 26
1884 17 0 17
1885 26 0 26
1886 22 0 22
1887 24 0 24
1888 28 0 28
1889 29 0 29
1890 35 0 35
1891 33 0 33
1892 32 0 32
1893 33 0 33
1894 35 0 35
1895 46 0 46
1896 50 0 50
1897 46 0 46
1898 48 0 48
1899 46 0 46
1900 43 0 43
1901 63 0 63
1902 49 0 49
1903 57 0 57
1904 52 0 52
1905 58 0 58
1906 65 0 65
1907 47 0 47
1908 59 0 59
1909 76 0 76
1910 72 0 72
1911 92 0 92
1912 210 0 210
1913 275 0 275
1914 360 0 360
1915 423 0 423
1916 490 6 484
1917 487 8 479
1918 512 0 512
1919 443 0 443
1920 460 0 460
1921 494 0 494
1922 513 5 508
1923 444 0 444
1924 501 0 501
1925 430 0 430
1926 462 0 462
1927 414 5 409
1928 400 6 394
1929 383 6 377
1930 371 0 371
1931 334 0 334
1932 308 0 308
1933 262 0 262
1934 285 0 285
1935 249 0 249
1936 248 0 248
1937 197 0 197
1938 212 0 212
1939 157 0 157
1940 184 0 184
1941 136 0 136
1942 196 0 196
1943 212 0 212
1944 158 0 158
1945 150 0 150
1946 168 0 168
1947 137 0 137
1948 187 0 187
1949 145 0 145
1950 141 0 141
1951 161 0 161
1952 162 7 155
1953 157 0 157
1954 174 0 174
1955 175 0 175
1956 195 0 195
1957 217 0 217
1958 192 0 192
1959 188 0 188
1960 188 0 188
1961 164 0 164
1962 157 0 157
1963 155 0 155
1964 171 0 171
1965 137 0 137
1966 129 0 129
1967 136 0 136
1968 91 0 91
1969 121 0 121
1970 108 0 108
1971 109 0 109
1972 107 0 107
1973 91 0 91
1974 80 0 80
1975 79 0 79
1976 76 0 76
1977 92 0 92
1978 87 0 87
1979 85 0 85
1980 111 0 111
1981 120 6 114
1982 88 0 88
1983 87 0 87
1984 89 0 89
1985 95 0 95
1986 101 0 101
1987 103 0 103
1988 86 0 86
1989 112 0 112
1990 87 0 87
1991 126 0 126
1992 123 0 123
1993 111 0 111
1994 95 0 95
1995 78 0 78
1996 80 0 80
1997 66 0 66
1998 55 0 55
1999 75 0 75
2000 91 0 91
2001 80 0 80
2002 98 0 98
2003 94 0 94
2004 101 0 101
2005 109 0 109
2006 93 0 93
2007 106 0 106
2008 80 0 80
2009 94 0 94
2010 91 0 91
2011 81 0 81
2012 70 0 70
2013 61 0 61
2014 66 0 66
2015 48 0 48
2016 53 0 53
2017 46 0 46

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Popularity of Erwin as a first name

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Popularity of Erwin as a last name

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Common last names for Erwin

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Schmidt
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Meyer
  • Mueller
  • Schroeder
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Fischer
  • Clark
  • Krueger
  • Williams
  • Thomas
  • Hoffman

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Erwin U.S.
  White 87.78% 64.26%
  African American 6.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.85% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Erwin

People with the last name Erwin are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Erwin

  • How Popular is the name Erwin? Erwin is the 1,656th most popular name of all time. As a last name Erwin was the 1,594th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Erwin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,826 babies born with the first name Erwin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Erwin to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Erwin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Erwin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Erwin is Tuesday, May 17th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Erwin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Erwin was in 1918 with a total of 512 babies.
  • Random Erwin Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Erwin ranks 74th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 70 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Erwin: Your name in reverse order is Niwre. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Winer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Erwin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 22,496 people with the last name Erwin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Erwin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Erwin as their last name.

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