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Gender: Male Meaning of Erwin: "respected friend" Origin of Erwin: German

The name Erwin is a boy's name of German origin meaning "respected friend". Erwin and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Honor and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favorite (boys)".

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You can dress Irwin up, but you can't make him pretty.

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Famous People Named Erwin

Erwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist and Nobel Prize winner
Erwin Rommel, German WWII field marshal known for opposing Hitler
Erwin Piscator, German theater director
Erwin Panofsky, German art historian
Erwin Neher, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Pop Culture References for the name Erwin

Erwin, Tennessee
Erwin "Whistler" Emory, character from the movie "Sneakers"
Erwin Smith from the anime series Attack on Titan

Erwyn, Earwyn, Earwin, Earwine

Erwin's International Variations

Ervin (Hungarian)