[ 2 syll. da-rwi(n), dar-w-in ] The baby boy name Darwin is pronounced DAA-RWihN †. Darwin's origin is Old English, and its use, English. The name's meaning is 'dear friend'. It is from deore meaning 'dear' ; wine 'friend'. The first name is derived from the surname, which itself evolved from the personal name Deorwine (Old English). The surname is famous from the naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882).
Darwin is an all-time favorite. Today it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. At the modest height of its usage in 1935, 0.031% of baby boys were given the name Darwin. It ranked at #300 then. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and in recent years it is of only infrequent use. In 2012, it ranked at #856 with a usage of 0.012%, but it was nonetheless the most popular within all boy names in its group.
Baby names that sound like Darwin include Darwinn, Darwinne, Darwyn, Dadrain, Dadrien, Dadrin, Daren, Darin, Daron, Darren, Darrin, Darron, Darrun, Darryn, Darwenn, Darwenne, Darwine, Darwynn, Darwynne, and Daryn.
† Pronunciation for Darwin: D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"