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PronouncedPron.ER-veen German
ER-win Dutch
ER-vin Dutch

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.
VariantsEburwin, Hariwini Ancient Germanic
Other Languages & CulturesErvin Croatian Ervin Hungarian Ervīns Latvian


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Entry updated January 10, 2017   Contribute