"dear friend"

Darwin Origin and Meaning

The name Darwin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dear friend".

Enough parents have found naturalist Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution, a worthy hero to keep Darwin relatively consistently in the Top 1000 (it dropped off in 2021 but is back in 2022)—though some might just like its trendy two-syllable sound. It has a lovely meaning too—"dear friend."

# 970 in the US

Darwin Rank in US Top 1000

# 1313 on Nameberry

Darwin Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Darwin Popularity

Famous People Named Darwin

  • Darwin James Kunane BarneyAmerican baseball player
  • Darwin Turner aka ChoppaAmerican rapper
  • Darwin ShawEnglish actor
  • Darwin Merwan Smith aka Darwin DeezAmerican singer
  • Darwin Scott HallU.S. Congressman from Minnesota
  • Charles DarwinEnglish biologist; creator of the theory of evolution

Darwin in Pop Culture

  • Darwinguinea pig character in Disney's "G,force"
  • Darwin Wattersonmain character on animated series "The Amazing World of Gumball"
  • Darwinchimpanzee on animated series "The Wild Thornberrys"
  • DarwinNorthern Territory, Australia