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Gender: Male Meaning of Darwin: "dear friend" Origin of Darwin: English Darwin's Popularity in 2017: #832

The name Darwin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dear friend". Darwin is ranked #832 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Australian Baby Names: Aussie Favorites and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Darwin

Darwin James Kunane Barney, American baseball player
Darwin Turner aka Choppa, American rapper
Darwin Shaw, English actor
Darwin Merwan Smith aka Darwin Deez, American singer
Darwin Scott Hall, U.S. Congressman from Minnesota
Charles Darwin, English biologist; creator of the theory of evolution

Pop Culture References for the name Darwin

Darwin, guinea pig character in Disney's "G-force"
Darwin Watterson, main character on animated series "The Amazing World of Gumball"
Darwin, chimpanzee on animated series "The Wild Thornberrys"
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Derwynn, Derwin, Darwyn, Darwon


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.