What does Edwina mean?
Edwina [ed-wina] as a girls' name is pronounced ed-WEEN-ah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edwina is "wealthy friend". Latin feminine form of Edwin, or of Edward (via Edwardina), coined in the 19th century. Eddie, Ina and Winnie are nicknames.
(female) Edwia, Edwita, ..
(male) Edwien, Edwier, .. Middle name pairings:
Edwina Janice (E.J.), ..
How popular is Edwina?
Edwina is a very popular first name for women (#821 out of 4276, Top 19%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Edwina reached its peak position of #433 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Edwina appearing in the Top 2000 are Eda, Eddie, Edward, Edwin, Ena, Ina and Winnie (#1188 via latest list). Adoption of these relations of Edwina was at its most widespread in the 1890s (adoption of 0.2%) and has become significantly diminished since (adoption 0.01%, ▼96%), with forms such as Ina becoming less fashionable.
Edwina▼ is alike in pronunciation to Adana, Adanna, Adawna, Adeana, Adeena, Adena, Adina, Adinah, Edana, Edeena, Edenia, Edyna, Idiana, Idina, Idona, Idonna, Iduna and Idunna. Other suggested similar names are Adrina, Eadin, Eddna, Eddnah (see Edna), Eden▲, Edin, Edira, Edita, Ediva, Edlin, Edlinn, Edlinna, Edma, Edmea, Edna▼, Ednah, Edwig, Edwige, Edyn, Egina, Eitna, Elaina▲, Elina, Ellina, Elmina, Elvina, Elwira, Elzina, Emina, Erina, Erlina, Ermina, Ervina, Erwina, Etain, Etana, Ethna, Etna, Eugina, Evina, Irwina, Lidwina, Mdina and Rowina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edwina.See names in meaning and etymology.