Name: Darwin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Darwin

  • Meaning:
    Dear friend
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (DAHR win)
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    Itself (Darwin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Darwin

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the Old English name "Deorwine," "dear friend."

    Most common as a surname, though it has come into popular use as a first name in the U.S. Perhaps the most famous bearer of this name was naturalist Charles Darwin, who authored "The Origin of the Species" and "The Descent of Man."

    Darwin is also the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory.

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