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Edwin is not such a bad name as some commentors have made it out to be. I think it could make for a unique twist on the usual candidates of Ed names (e.g. Edward, Edmond, or Edmund). If someone in the crowd likes this name and enjoys the style of it then it might be your cup of tea.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2019
I don't know why, but it sounds so much uglier than Edward. If it's a choice between those two names, definitely choose Edward.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
In 2018, 4 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Edwin who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 346th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
Very old man sounding.
kayisforkeen  9/22/2018
My parents named me Edwin. In Waipahu Elementary School, I learned my name means “rich friend”. As an Edwin, I am 31 years old (April 23, 2018, 11:26 AM). I do wish for peace in my Happy Birthday wishes, all started in my youth at Waipahu, Hawaii to Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Peace means to me, we all need to get along. Being an Edwin, I’m a good person to get along. I think a lot, watch what I do, and I’m smart. “We are winners in my book”. - Edwin Saquing Almazan.
Edwin05  4/23/2018
There was a jazz guitarist known as Eddie Condon (a.k.a. Edwin).
CapitalistPenguin  2/2/2018
Edwin Van Der Sar is a famous Dutch football player (goalkeeper).
Black  12/19/2017
I love it! Sounds nice, isn’t too popular but definitely recognizable.

Ed and Eddie are cute nicknames. And the meaning is also nice.
SeverinaL.M.  12/2/2017
Edwin Frank "Eddy" Duchin was a popular American pianist and bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s, famous for his engaging onstage personality, his elegant piano style, and his fight against leukemia. His children are Peter Duchin and Annette Kalten.
cutenose  5/13/2017
Not the smartest choice to name a kid Edwin. Here in Chicago, Edwin is uncommon and most people here don't like the name. The name is genderless- Edwin or Edwina (Edna). Edwin also for me isn't the smartest person and are usually... not that good. So I recommend to not use the name Edwin since it sucks and the true meaning is pathetic.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2016
Edwin Booth, older brother of presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth, was considered the most famous actor of his generation.
Mythology1  6/23/2016
I love the name Edwin simply because it is my grandfather's name, and if I ever have a son I hope to name him Edwin after my grandfather. It also has a unique charm to it. I think this name is 1000x better than Edward.
namelover2605  11/8/2015
Would take ages to separate from Edward, although this one is much more unheard of. It sounds slightly Welsh, I think.
Hushpuppy  8/18/2014
Otherwise known as the most famous iteration of the GUO DUO YAO. This contemporary figure was once reknowned for his absurd lack of any ability whatsoever in the field of human communication, henceforth the name Edwin would later be adopted to commonly refer to any individual with a low emotional quotient (EQ).
― Anonymous User  6/9/2014
For some reason I find this name completely adorable. It has a sort of vintage charm, which is what I love. We are thinking about naming our son Edwin =)
.Lily.  8/16/2013
Edwin Stanton, (1814-1869) was the Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln. I am related to him.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2013
Used in Italy too (although it is really rare!)
Eretria  3/16/2013
Rich friend, not a bad meaning!
Oohvintage  1/12/2013
My little brother has a friend named Edwin, I think it's adorable!
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Edwin Austin Abbey (1825-1911) was an American painter, etcher and book illustrator.
― Anonymous User  6/30/2011
The name Edwin is also frequently used in The Netherlands, and its pronunciation is the same as it is in English (ED-win). A well-known Dutch bearer of this name is the radio DJ Edwin Evers. [noted -ed]
Lucille  5/28/2010
A famous bearer is Edvin Laine, a Finnish director who directed the movie "Tuntematon Sotilas" ("The Unknown Soldier") (1955 version).
emsie_kat  5/3/2009
Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer. He profoundly changed astronomers' understanding of the nature of the universe by demonstrating the existence of other galaxies besides the Milky Way. He also discovered that the degree of redshift observed in light coming from a galaxy increased in proportion to the distance of that galaxy from the Milky Way. This became known as Hubble's law, and would help establish that the universe is expanding.

They also named the now famous orbital telescope after him. :)
anubis311  10/30/2008
A famous bearer is American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (December 22, 1869 – April 6, 1935). He won 3 Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, for his works "Collected Poems" in 1922, "The Man Who Died Twice" in 1925, and "Tristram" in 1928.
AndrewJKD  3/18/2008
Edwin is a character played by Trent Ford in the teen comedy "She Gets What She Wants", also starring Piper Perabo.
scholasticastewart  11/11/2007
Win Butler, one of the founding members of Arcade Fire and husband of Bandmate Regine Chassagne, was born Edwin Farnham Butler.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2007
Edwin and Edvin are used in Sweden too. They are both pronounced as Edvin in Swedish. [noted -ed]
Ylva  10/31/2006
Edwin Hodge is the name of an up-n-coming actor.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
This is Stephen King's middle name.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005

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