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Gender: Male Meaning of Irwin: "boar friend" Origin of Irwin: English

The name Irwin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "boar friend". Irwin and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Three Strikes, You're Out -- Boys".

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Son of Irving.

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Famous People Named Irwin

Irwin Shaw (born Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff), American playwright and novelist
Irwin Allen Ginsberg, American poet
Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician, former Minister of Justice
Irwin Allen, American film director, the "Master of Disaster"
Irwin Allan Rose, American biologist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Irwin Corey, American comedian
Irwin Winkler, American film producer
Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality, "The Crocodile Hunter"
Terri Irwin, American-Australian naturalist and TV personality, widow of Steve Irwin
Bindi Sue Irwin, Australian conservationist, actress, dancer, and TV presenter; daughter of the late Steve Irwin
Robert Clarence Irwin, Australian TV personality and son of the late Steve Irwin
Robert "Bob" Irwin, Australian naturalist, animal conservationist, and pioneering herpetologist; father of the late Steve Irwin
Ashton Irwin, drummer in the Australian boy band 5 Seconds Of Summer
Robert Irwin, American artist

Pop Culture References for the name Irwin

Irwin, character on animated series "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy"
Irwin, character from the "Inheritance Cycle" series
Irwin Idaho, character in video game "The Sims 3: Moonlight Bay"

Erwyn, Erwinn, Irwyn, Erwin, Irwinn


Zoey_Artemisia Says:


All I can think of is Steve Irwin. R.I.P.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I have a weird thing against first and last names ending in the same letter, so I don't personally think it flows well but that's just me. Haha I like the names Ashton and Iriwn, though.

Guest Says:


I think Ashton Irwin is making this grow on me because his name flows so well. Any name with a Win sounds I really can't resist! 😍