Meaning and Origin of: Edwin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Rich friend

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from the Middle English personal name Edwine, Old English Ēadwine, composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + wine ‘friend’.
  • Indian (southern states) : name in the Christian community. It is only found as a given name in India (from the English personal name), but has come to be used as a family name among South Indian Christians in the U.S.