Meaning & History
Means "bold friend", derived from the Germanic elements bald "bold, brave" and win "friend". In the Middle Ages this was a popular name in Flanders and among the Normans, who brought it to Britain. It was borne by one of the leaders of the First Crusade, an 11th-century nobleman from Flanders. After the crusaders conquered Jerusalem, he was crowned as the king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
People think this name is
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Sources & References
- Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 242.
Entry updated February 4, 2020