Name for 6th January- Darwin

English: From a surname which was derived from the Old English given name Deorwine which meant “dear friend”. The surname was borne by the English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the man who first proposed the theory of natural selection which subsequently revolutionized biology. (

Popularity in 2008: #788 (USA) Enough parents have found naturalist Darwin a worthy hero to keep his name in the Top 900 for several years — unless they just liked its trendy two-syllable sound.Variations: Derwynn, Derwin, Darwyn, Darwon. (


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    Sebastiane said,

    I could definitely see the appeal in Darwin, especially for parents who like names like Dashiell and Dexter.

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      babynamelover said,

      And what a cool name sake 🙂 It has the trendy n ending too. Dashiell & Dexter are still pretty unheard of here in NZ.

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