List of famous people named Edwin, along with photos. How many celebrities named Edwin can you think of? The famous Edwins below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Edwin, athletes named Edwin, and even political figures named Edwin. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Edwin? Add them to the list.Unlike some names, people named Edwin are quite varied when it comes to profession. The men with the name are as varied as astronomer Edwin Hubble, after whom the telescope is named and Edwin Moses, who was unbeatable in the 400-meter hurdle between 1977 and 1987. The most infamous man named Edwin has the last name Booth; he was a celebrated 19th century actor who's brother went on to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.