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When you think of the baby name Darwin, you probably first think of the surname as with Charles Darwin. This baby name has been a regular top 1,000 option since the early twentieth century, however. Even now, it is very close to a top 900 name for boys.

Meaning of the name Darwin:

English: dear friend

Origin of the name Darwin:

Darwin began as a surname in the Middle Ages in England. It was a modernized version of the ancient Deorwine. The most popular individual with the surname was Charles Darwin who helped to promote the name to first name use.

Symbolism of the name Darwin:

Darwin originates from the Old English surname Deorwine. This ancient last name is comprised of two Old English words, “deor” and “wine.” “Deor” meant “dear,” and “wine” meant “friend.”

Style of the name Darwin:


Gender of the name Darwin:

Darwin is a somewhat serious first name for males.

Pronunciation of the name Darwin:


Number of syllables in the name Darwin:


Emotion evoked from the name Darwin:

Darwin is a serious and mature baby name. It is refined and feels intelligent.

Alternative spellings for the name Darwin:

  • Darwen
  • Darwyn

Nicknames for the name Darwin:

  • Dar
  • Darrie
  • Darry
  • Dari
  • Win
  • Winny
  • Winni
  • Winnie

Popularity of the name Darwin:

The baby name Darwin was most popular as a top 300 name in 1935 and in 1938. In 1935, it was rank 299, but in 1938, it became even more popular at rank 297. As of 2020, it is rank 901, making it almost a top 900 name option.

Related names for the name Darwin:

Great middle names for Darwin and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Darwin:

  • Darwin Barney (MLB player)
  • Darwin Turner (rapper, Choppa)
  • Darwin Shaw (actor, “Solum”)
  • Darwin Smith (singer, Darwin Deez)
  • Darwin Hall (Minnesota Congressman)

Darwins in popular culture:

  • Darwin (character from “G Force”)
  • Darwin Watterson (character from “The Amazing World of Gumball”)
  • Darwin (character from “The Wild Thornberrys”)
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