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What does Edwina mean?

Edwina Pronunciation of Edwina 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ed-, -ina, old english, wealthy, 19th century


VARIANTS Edina, Edweena, Edwiena, Edwena, Edwine, Edwinna, Edwyna, Edwynne




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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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edwina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edwina outside U.S.

Which version is better?

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edwina, Eda, Eddie, Edward, Edwin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ena, Ina, Winnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edwina and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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-sounding 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.

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