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Boy Name: Darwin

Name: Darwin
Pronunciation: \d(a)-rwin, dar-win\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dear friend
Origin: English
Related Names: Darvin
Sounds Like: Darin, Darrin, Durwin
Variant forms: Darwon, Darwyn, Derwin, Derwynn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 583
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 10786


Darwin \d(a)-rwin, dar-win\ as a boy's name is pronounced DAR-win. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Darwin is "dear friend". Historical: Charles Darwin, 19th-century naturalist, was the first major exponent of human evolution.

Darwin has 4 variant forms: Darwon, Darwyn, Derwin and Derwynn.

For more information, see also the related name Darvin.

Baby names that sound like Darwin are Darin, Darrin and Durwin.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Darwin.


Darwin is a very popular first name for men (#583 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#10786 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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