Gender Masculine
Usage English, Dutch
Pronounced Pron. EHD-win(English) EHT-vin(Dutch)  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

DiminutivesEd, Eddie, Eddy(English) Ed(Dutch)
Feminine FormsEdwina, Edweena, Edwena, Edwyna(English)
Other Languages & CulturesEadwine(Anglo-Saxon) Edvin(Danish) Edvin(Estonian) Edvin(Finnish) Otwin(German) Audowin(Germanic) Edvin(Hungarian) Edvīns(Latvian) Edvinas(Lithuanian) Audoin(Lombardic) Audun, Edvin(Norwegian) Audaweniz(Old Germanic) Auðun(Old Norse) Edvin(Swedish)
User SubmissionÉdwin

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: March 4
Austria: October 4
Austria: October 12
France: October 12
Poland: March 11
Poland: May 18
Poland: October 4


Entry updated June 9, 2023