Name Erwin Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Erwin


Erwin is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Erwin?

Erwin is considered a modern variant of the given name Herwin, which is of Old High German origin. Erwin is also considered a derivation of the Old High German name Eberwin.

What does the name Erwin mean?

Erwin means “friend of the army” (from Old High German “heri” = warrior/army + “wini” = friend) and “friend of the wild boar” or “a friend as strong as a wild boar” (from Old High German “ebur” = wild boar + “wini” = friend). The first name element is as well derived from Proto-Germanic “aria” meaning “noble” or “ēra” meaning “glory” and “honour”.

Pronunciation of Erwin

Variants of the name Erwin


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Popularity of the name Erwin

The name Erwin is ranked #5759 overall.

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