Meaning and Origin of Unwin - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Unwin

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Enemy

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : from the Old English personal name Hūnwine, composed of the elements hūn ‘bear cub’ + wine ‘friend’. Later in the Old English or early Middle English period, this name came to be confused with the word unwine ‘enemy’ (from the negative prefix un- + wine ‘friend’), and this is no doubt the source of the surname in some cases.