The name Darwin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dear friend". Darwin is ranked #860 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Australian Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rank and Reorder the Previous Signature".
From the experts:
Darwin is a surprise millennial hero hit that has been on the popularity list every year since 2001. Enough parents have found naturalist Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution, a worthy hero to keep it there—though some might just like its trendy two-syllable sound. It has a lovely meaning too—"dear friend."