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PRONOUNCED: GOHD-whinn (English)
OTHER FORMS: Goodwin
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 2/13/2009
Meaning & History
Ancient Germanic cognate of Godwine
. In English-speaking countries, the use of Godwin as a given name is these days often inspired by the English patronymic surname Godwin
, which was derived from the aforementioned Anglo-Saxon personal name Godwine
A known bearer of this given name was the Austrian-Hungarian (but of Polish descent) flying ace Godwin von Brumowski (1889-1936).