"wealthy friend"

Edwin Origin and Meaning

The name Edwin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wealthy friend".

Some might be surprised to learn that Edwin has been a consistent presence on the popular names list since statistics have become available.

The most famous Edwin in history was a seventh century martyr called Edwin of Northumbria, and in literature is familiar from the protagonist of Charles Dickens' final (and unfinished) novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin's was born Edwin, and fellow astronaut Frank Borman honored him by using Edwin for his son.

# 385 in the US

Edwin Rank in US Top 1000

# 296 on Nameberry

Edwin Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Edwin Popularity

Famous People Named Edwin

  • Saint Edwin of NorthumbriaKing of Deira and Bernicia
  • Edwin McMasters StantonU.S. Secretary of War during the Civil War
  • Edwin Herbert LandAmerican inventor of Polaroid
  • Edwin Eugene "Buzz" AldrinAmerican astronaut
  • Edwin McCainAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Edwin Landseer LutyensEnglish architect
  • Edwin Washington EdwardsU.S. Congressman; governor of Louisiana
  • Edwin Howard ArmstrongAmerican inventor
  • Edwin Powell HubbleAmerican astronomer who inspired the Hubble Telescope
  • Edwin HallAmerican physicist
  • Edwin 'Eddie' Carlos ColonAmerican pro wrestler
  • Edwin Farnham 'Win' Butlerlead singer of Canadian band Arcade Fire
  • Edwin StarrAmerican soul singer
  • Edwin van der SarDutch footballer
  • Edwin Joel Honoretmember of American band, PRETTYMUCH
  • Edwin Henry LandseerEnglish painter
  • Edwin JacksonAmerican baseball pitcher
  • Edwin MosesAmerican track and field athlete
  • Edwin Fitzgeraldbirth name of Eddie Foy, Sr., American actor, comedian, dancer and vaudevillian
  • Edwin Fitzgeraldbirth name of Eddie Foy, Jr., American actor

Edwin in Pop Culture

  • Edwin Eppssadistic slaveowner in "12 Years a Slave" (2013 film)
  • "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" Charles Dickens's final novel
  • Edwin LeefordOliver Twist's father (betrayed his mother, Agnes)
  • Dr. Edwin Jennerminor character from season 2 of "The Walking Dead"
  • Edwin Slipperycharacter on "Fortysomething"
  • Edwin Jarvischaracter from Marvel Universe
  • Edwin Archibiltcharacter from "Sims" series
  • Edwin Venturicharacter in Disney's "Life with Derek"
  • Edwin Durlandcharacter in Disney's "Gravity Falls"