Edwin

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Anglo-Saxon
Meaning: “rich friend.”

The name is composed of the Anglo-Saxon elements æde (rich) and wine (friend). It was borne by a Northumbrian king and saint. The name fell out of usage after the Norman Conquest but was revived in the 19th-century. It is currently the 209th most popular male name in the United States, (2010).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Eadwine (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Edwin (Dutch/English/German/Polish)
  • Edvin (Estonian/Finnish/Hungarian/Scandinavian)
  • Otwin (German)
  • Eduino (Italian)
  • Edvino (Italian)
  • Edvinas (Lithuanian)
Common English nicknames are Ed and Eddie.

Feminine forms include:

  • Edwina (English/Polish)
  • Eduina (Italian)
  • Edvina (Italian)
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