Selwyn

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1k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

Middle English form of Latin Silvanus. Also from the Old English given name Selewine, from sel "hall" + wine "friend". The places are named after bearers of the surname.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred back from the surname, in quiet use since the 19th century.
  3. Any of a number of places in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and US.

Notable Persons Named Selwyn

CMG Sir Charles Wheeler was a bbc news foreign correspondent, bbc news, and bbc newsforeigncorrespondent. CMG was given the name Selwyn Charles Cornelius-Wheeler on March 15th, 1923 in Bremen. He died on July 4th, 2008.

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Selwyn was born on June 26th, 1934 in New York City.

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Selwyn Birchwood is a blues, rhythm, and rock music electric guitar, lap steel guitar, and singing. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1998 to present. Selwyn was born Selwyn Birchwood on March 9th, 1985 in Orlando, Florida, United States.

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Selwyn is a pop music, rhythm, and blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2001.

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Selwyn was born on April 11th, 1942.

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Sally Gross was a community activist. Sally was given the name Selwyn Gross on August 22nd, 1953 in Wynberg, Cape Town. They died on February 14th, 2014.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Selwyn

Zachariah Selwyn is a musician. He was most active from 2003 to present.

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Edgar Selwyn was a theatrical producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1899 to 1942. Edgar was born on October 20th, 1875 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He breathed his last breath on February 13th, 1944.

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Selwyn is a pop music, rhythm, and blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2001.

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He holds the title First Bishop of New Zealand. George was born on April 5th, 1809 in Church Row, Hampstead. He passed away on April 11th, 1878.

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Archibald Selwyn was a theater producer. Archibald was given the name Archibald Simon on November 3rd, 1877 in Canada. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 1959.

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Sydney was born on November 7th, 1934 in Leeds, England. He breathed his last breath on November 8th, 1996.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1904 6 0 6
1912 6 0 6
1913 5 0 5
1914 5 0 5
1915 13 0 13
1916 10 0 10
1917 15 0 15
1918 20 0 20
1919 11 0 11
1920 11 0 11
1921 6 0 6
1922 22 0 22
1923 14 0 14
1924 26 5 21
1925 21 0 21
1926 20 0 20
1927 24 0 24
1928 32 0 32
1929 24 0 24
1930 22 0 22
1931 28 0 28
1932 20 0 20
1933 8 0 8
1934 16 0 16
1935 9 0 9
1936 12 0 12
1937 7 0 7
1938 7 0 7
1939 5 0 5
1941 12 0 12
1942 7 0 7
1944 8 0 8
1945 6 0 6
1946 8 0 8
1947 5 0 5
1948 13 0 13
1949 12 0 12
1950 9 0 9
1951 16 0 16
1952 6 0 6
1953 11 0 11
1954 12 0 12
1955 14 0 14
1956 10 0 10
1957 15 0 15
1958 19 0 19
1959 29 0 29
1960 23 0 23
1961 43 5 38
1962 37 0 37
1963 29 0 29
1964 25 0 25
1965 29 0 29
1966 22 0 22
1967 16 0 16
1968 19 0 19
1969 20 0 20
1970 24 0 24
1971 16 0 16
1972 16 0 16
1973 13 0 13
1974 13 0 13
1975 10 0 10
1976 11 0 11
1977 12 0 12
1978 6 0 6
1979 8 0 8
1980 10 0 10
1981 13 0 13
1982 12 0 12
1983 8 0 8
1984 14 0 14
1985 10 0 10
1986 15 0 15
1987 9 0 9
1988 16 0 16
1989 18 0 18
1990 14 0 14
1991 13 0 13
1992 26 0 26
1993 10 0 10
1994 9 0 9
1995 12 0 12
1996 11 0 11
1997 13 0 13
1998 16 0 16
1999 6 0 6
2001 5 0 5
2002 5 0 5
2003 9 0 9
2004 7 0 7
2005 6 0 6
2007 10 0 10
2008 8 0 8
2009 8 0 8
2010 7 0 7
2011 6 0 6
2012 6 0 6
2013 10 0 10
2014 5 0 5
2015 8 0 8
2016 6 0 6
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Selwyn as a last name

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Common last names for Selwyn

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  • Williams

Common first names for Selwyn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Selwyn U.S.
  White 70.89% 64.26%
  African American 1.52% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 15.95% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Selwyn

People with the last name Selwyn are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Selwyn

  • How Popular is the name Selwyn? Selwyn is the 8,531st most popular name of all time. As a last name Selwyn was the 52,482nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Selwyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,395 babies born with the first name Selwyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selwyn to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selwyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Selwyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selwyn is Thursday, September 5th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Selwyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selwyn was in 1961 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Selwyn Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selwyn is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Selwyn: Your name in reverse order is Nywles. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wlesyn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Selwyn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 395 people with the last name Selwyn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Selwyn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Selwyn as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k 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).
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