"respected friend"

Erwin Origin and Meaning

The name Erwin is a boy's name of German origin meaning "respected friend".

One of the many names with a strong "er" sound, like Bertram and Ernest, that was huge in the 1920s and is languishing in style limbo now. One famous bearer is the physicist Erwin Schrödinger, as in Schrödinger's cat.

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Famous People Named Erwin

  • Erwin SchrodingerAustrian physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Erwin RommelGerman WWII field marshal known for opposing Hitler
  • Erwin PiscatorGerman theater director
  • Erwin PanofskyGerman art historian
  • Erwin Neherwinner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Erwin in Pop Culture

  • ErwinTennessee
  • Erwin "Whistler" Emorycharacter from the movie "Sneakers"
  • Erwin Smith from the anime series Attack on Titan