The name Edwin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wealthy friend". Edwin is ranked #332 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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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.
Lists containing Edwin
Edwin in Blog Posts
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Edwin in the Forums
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