Given Name ERWIN

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ER-veen (German), ER-win (Dutch), ER-vin (Dutch)  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic name Hariwini, composed of the elements hari "army" and win "friend". It may have merged somewhat with the Germanic name EBURWIN. A notable bearer was Erwin Schrodinger (1887-1961), an Austrian physicist who made contributions to quantum theory.
VARIANTS: Eburwin, Hariwini (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ervin (Croatian), Ervin (Hungarian), Ervīns (Latvian)


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Entry updated January 10, 2017