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PronouncedPron.ED-w!n English
ED-win Dutch
ED-vin Dutch

Meaning & History

Means "rich friend" from the Old English elements ead "wealth, fortune" and wine "friend". This was the name of a 7th-century Northumbrian king, regarded as a saint. After the Norman conquest the name was not popular, but it was eventually revived in the 19th century. A notable bearer was the astronaut Edwin Aldrin (1930-), also known as Buzz, the second man to walk on the moon.
VariantEdwyn English
DiminutivesEd, Eddie, Eddy English Ed Dutch
Feminine FormsEdwina, Edweena, Edwena, Edwyna English
Other Languages & CulturesEadwine Anglo-Saxon Edvin Danish Edvin Estonian Edvin Finnish Edvin Hungarian Edvin Norwegian Edvin Swedish


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Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute