Selwyn

Meaning, origin, and popularity of the name Selwyn

Selwyn

Prosperous Friend

Originally a surname from Old English sēle ‘prosperity’ and wine ‘friend’. Alternatively, the surname could be Norman derived from Seluein, an Old French form of the Latin name Silvanus (silva ‘wood’).

Meaning:

Prosperous friend

Origin:

English

Gender:

For a boy

Popularity:

Not in the U.S. top 1,000 names

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