Given Name DARWIN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: DAHR-win  [details]

Meaning & History

From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name Deorwine which meant "dear friend". The surname was borne by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the man who first proposed the theory of natural selection and subsequently revolutionized biology.


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Entry updated November 18, 2011