Gender: Male Meaning of Darwin: "dear friend" Origin of Darwin: English Darwin's Popularity in 2019: #952

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 consistently in the Top 1000—though some might just like its trendy two-syllable sound. It has a lovely meaning too—"dear friend."

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Rank in US: #952

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Pop Culture References for the name Darwin

Derwynn, Derwin, Darwyn, Darwon


an-Nisa' Says:


Reminds me of the fish Darwin from Gumball's Amazing world 😊

Kew Says:


It has a beautiful meaning and a nice sound, but it's too controversial for me at least (as previous comments prove).

Marauder Says:


Why would this be the ultimate atheist name when the Darwinian theory of evolution is compatible with several religions?

headintheclouds Says:


I know of real-life twins named Dalton and Darwin, and I've always liked the matching initial and science theme of the two together. Darwin has a preppy nerdy-chic vibe for me, and I really like the sweet meaning of "dear friend" and its *pun!* winning -win sound.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I actually really like the sound of the name, but can't imagine anyone using this who didn't believe in Darwinism.

Ty Says:


I love this name so much. I think the sound and spelling both have a certain charm that a lot of typical boy names don't have for me. I've never met a Darwin in real life, but if I did I'd be sure to compliment them on their name. Plus the Wild Thornberries association is awesome!

RoddyThlayli Says:


I always think of my one of my brother's really annoying friends before Charles Darwin-- probably because I've known the said annoying Darwin since I was too little to know of Charles Darwin.

Kiki Says:


I never noticed how cute Darwin sounds. Definitely a nice name. Nerdy, Unusual but absolutely charming.

Jamanda83 Says:


I have a "dear friend" named Darwin!

indiefendi2 Says:


Quite nerdy but in a good way. And of course you can call him Win 😊

Loveislife23 Says:


I was surprised to see that it actually had a meaning. The name will constantly remind me of Charles Darwin, but I can definitely see why it's chosen as a name. It's masculine, quirky and not too far-fetched.

mabespark Says:


Woah. I guess if you really love Charles, go for it.