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Irwin

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 22 0 22
1881 28 0 28
1882 20 0 20
1883 28 0 28
1884 34 0 34
1885 12 0 12
1886 18 0 18
1887 21 0 21
1888 18 0 18
1889 22 0 22
1890 17 0 17
1891 14 0 14
1892 23 0 23
1893 20 0 20
1894 21 0 21
1895 39 0 39
1896 27 0 27
1897 33 0 33
1898 38 0 38
1899 26 0 26
1900 32 0 32
1901 24 0 24
1902 23 0 23
1903 24 0 24
1904 40 0 40
1905 30 0 30
1906 38 0 38
1907 30 0 30
1908 43 0 43
1909 53 0 53
1910 49 0 49
1911 56 0 56
1912 126 0 126
1913 125 0 125
1914 187 0 187
1915 261 0 261
1916 244 0 244
1917 254 0 254
1918 297 5 292
1919 308 0 308
1920 333 0 333
1921 329 0 329
1922 363 0 363
1923 405 0 405
1924 488 0 488
1925 534 7 527
1926 463 0 463
1927 518 0 518
1928 507 0 507
1929 500 0 500
1930 486 0 486
1931 468 0 468
1932 399 0 399
1933 368 0 368
1934 364 0 364
1935 381 0 381
1936 369 0 369
1937 289 0 289
1938 233 0 233
1939 245 0 245
1940 229 0 229
1941 207 0 207
1942 232 0 232
1943 187 0 187
1944 168 0 168
1945 186 0 186
1946 175 0 175
1947 179 0 179
1948 149 0 149
1949 138 0 138
1950 146 0 146
1951 144 0 144
1952 139 0 139
1953 113 0 113
1954 120 0 120
1955 106 0 106
1956 105 0 105
1957 100 0 100
1958 81 0 81
1959 85 0 85
1960 86 0 86
1961 88 0 88
1962 56 0 56
1963 66 0 66
1964 65 0 65
1965 57 0 57
1966 44 0 44
1967 34 0 34
1968 38 0 38
1969 41 0 41
1970 34 0 34
1971 31 0 31
1972 19 0 19
1973 28 0 28
1974 32 0 32
1975 29 0 29
1976 26 0 26
1977 22 0 22
1978 17 0 17
1979 25 0 25
1980 30 0 30
1981 32 0 32
1982 21 0 21
1983 23 0 23
1984 40 0 40
1985 30 0 30
1986 19 0 19
1987 21 0 21
1988 43 0 43
1989 50 0 50
1990 44 0 44
1991 61 0 61
1992 56 0 56
1993 44 0 44
1994 34 0 34
1995 37 0 37
1996 41 0 41
1997 32 0 32
1998 35 0 35
1999 36 0 36
2000 38 0 38
2001 36 0 36
2002 43 0 43
2003 36 0 36
2004 40 0 40
2005 30 0 30
2006 44 0 44
2007 47 0 47
2008 32 0 32
2009 18 0 18
2010 25 0 25
2011 27 0 27
2012 26 0 26
2013 9 0 9
2014 12 0 12
2015 18 0 18

Fun Facts about the name Irwin

  • How many people with the first name Irwin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,804 babies born with the first name Irwin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Irwin to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Irwin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 22 new born babies.
  • When was Irwin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Irwin is Saturday, July 1st, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Irwin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Irwin was in 1925 with a total of 527 babies.
  • Random Irwin Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Irwin ranks 66th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 224 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Irwin: Your name in reverse order is Niwri. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iwrni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Irwin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 34,297 people with the last name Irwin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Irwin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Irwin as their last name.

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Popularity of Irwin as a first name

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Popularity of Irwin as a last name

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Common last names for Irwin

  • Miller
  • Cohen
  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Schwartz
  • Davis
  • Shapiro
  • Levy
  • Friedman
  • Katz
  • Levine
  • Stein
  • Thompson
  • Goldberg

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Irwin U.S.
  White 92.62% 64.26%
  African American 2.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Irwin

People with the last name Irwin are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Irwin

The name "Irwin" is of American origin, and it means "From Irvine, Scotland". It's a name commonly given to boys.

From a medieval given name Erwin, Old English eofor (“boar”) + wini (“friend”).

  1. A Scottish or Irish patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred back from the surname.

Notable Persons With the Name Irwin

Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg was a writer. Allen was given the name Irwin Allen Ginsberg on June 3rd, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 5th, 1997.

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Irwin Allen

Irwin Allen was a film producer and film director. He was most active from 1950 to 1986. Irwin was born on June 12th, 1916 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on November 2nd, 1991.

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Paul Mazursky

Paul Mazursky was a film director, screenwriter, and actor. He was most prominent from 1953 to 2011. Paul was given the name Irwin Lawrence Mazursky on April 25th, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He died on June 30th, 2014.

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Irwin M. Jacobs

Irwin M. Jacobs is an engineer, businessman, and entrepreneur. Irwin was born on October 18th, 1933 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.

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Irwin Winkler

Irwin Winkler is a director and producer. Irwin was born on May 25th, 1931.

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Alan King

Alan King was an actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. They were most prominent from 1955 to 2004. Alan was given the name Irwin Alan Kniberg on December 26th, 1927 in New York City, New York, U.S. They died on May 9th, 2004.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Irwin

Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin was a conservationist, natural history, zoology, nature documentary, herpetology, naturalist, zoologist, television personality, and herpetologist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 2006. Steve was given the name Stephen Robert Irwin by his parent Bob Irwin on February 22nd, 1962 in Essendon, Victoria, Australia. Steve is also known as The Crocodile Hunter" and crocodile hunter. He breathed his last breath on September 4th, 2006.

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Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin is an actor, presenter, actress, and television presenter. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Bindi was given the name Bindi Sue Irwin by her parents Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin on July 24th, 1998 in Buderim, Queensland, Australia.

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Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin is an actor, clown, and comedian. He has been prominent since 1974. Bill was given the name William Mills Irwin on April 11th, 1950 in Santa Monica, California.

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Terri Irwin

Terri Irwin is a natural history, zoology, conservation movement, naturalist, zoologist, and conservationist. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Terri was given the name Theresa Penelope Raines on July 20th, 1964 in Eugene, Oregon, U.S.

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James B. Irwin

James B. Irwin is a test pilot.

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Denis Irwin

Denis Irwin is a soccer player for the Leeds United F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Manchester United F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team, Republic of Ireland national under-23 football team, and Republic of Ireland national football B team. Denis was born on October 31st, 1965 in Cork (city).

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  • Lisa Irwin
    (influential individual)
  • Robert Irwin
    (artist)
  • Jennifer Irwin
    (influential person)
  • Jonnie Irwin
    (tv presenter)
  • Hale Irwin
    (golf player)
  • Matt Irwin
    (hockey player)
  • Kenny Irwin, Jr.
    (nascar driver)
  • Henry Irwin
    (architect)
  • May Irwin
    (actress)
  • Russ Irwin
    (musician)
  • A.S.C. / C.S.C. Mark Irwin
    (cinematographer)
  • Stafford LeRoy Irwin
    (notable person)
  • Chris Irwin
    (formula one racer)
  • Julienne Irwin
    (student)

What does the name Irwin mean?

Iis for ignite, the fire in you!

Ris for rock star, let it out!

Wis for work, for which you strive to accomplish

Iis for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

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