US Popularity:5339
Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Army friend; Boar friend; Sea friend
Erwin is a boy’s name of German and British origin. Meaning “army friend,” Erwin comes from the Old German name Hariwini. Also spelled Ervin, Erwin is commonly translated to “sea friend” or “boar friend” in Old English. One of the most notable figures who bore this name was the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, famous for Schrödinger’s cat. With a delightful connotation of companionship, mystery, and intellectual significance, baby Erwin may aspire to be a wonderful friend and captivated student in their own pursuit of knowledge.

Erwin Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Erwin is currently #3216 on The Bump
Boy:Erwin is currently #1785 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Erwin is currently #5339 in U.S. births
Boy:Erwin is currently #2479 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 143
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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