The name Edwin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wealthy friend". Edwin is ranked #318 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "follow the last letter".
From the experts:
Some might be surprised to learn that there were around 1,100 little Edwins born last year, bringing it to Number 318, since on the surface it seems less familiar than Edward or Edmund. But 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.