Edwin Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Edwin:
Borrowed from the English, Edwin is derived from the obsolete Old English Eadwine, a compound name composed of the elements ēad (prosperity, fortune, riches) and wine (friend): hence, “wealthy friend.” Var: Edwyn.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Edwin
Ed, Eddie, Edwy, Win, Winnie, Ted, Teddy, Tedwin
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It is supposed to be descended from Eadwine, which means "Friend of Wealth" or"Wealthy Friend" (which seem subtly different) or "Wealthy in Friendship" or "Happy Friend" depending on your source.
It also means "Heir's Axe" from German.
- Famous real-life people named Edwin
Edwin, King of Northumbria, later canonized as a saint. (c.586 - 632/3)
Edwin Chadwick, British social reformer
Edwin Austin Abbey, British artist
Edwin Booth, actor, brother of John Wilkes Booth
Edwin Hubble, American astronomer. The Hubble Telescope is named after him.
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, astronaut.
Edwin Ghazal, lead singer of I Mother Earth, and performs solo as "Edwin".
Edwin "Win" Butler, lead singer of Arcade Fire
Edwin Starr, musician
Edwin Newman, news presenter
Edwin Jackson, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Edwin McCain, American alternative musician.
Edwin "Eddie" Mathews, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd Baseman.
- Edwin in song, story & screen
Edwin Jarvis, butler and best friend of Howard Stark and Peggy Carter.
Edwin Venturi, from Life With Derek
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished novel by Charles Dickens