Meaning and Origin
What does the name Wilkins mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from Kenya says the name Wilkins is of English origin and means "God given".
- English biochemist who helped discover the structure of DNA (1916-2004)
- Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
- United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
In most cases, the surname derives from the Middle English Wilkin, from Will, diminutive of William, + -kin (“small”). However, in the case a formidable number of those that bear the surname 'Wilkins', the name derives from an earlier form Welsh Wilkyn, itself from Middle English Wylcolyna or Witcoline, from Latin Wintona, compare Winton.
- A patronymic surname.