Meaning and Name Origin
Edwina \e-dwi-na, 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.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Edwina for girls. Edwina reached its peak position of #428 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Edwina and related names. Prominent related forms of Edwina appearing in the Top 1000 are Eda, Eddie, Edward, Ena, Ina and Winnie. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 and has become significantly less since, with forms such as Eddie, Edwina, Ena, Ina and Winnie falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Edwina▼ is alike in pronunciation to Adina, Edana, Edeena, Edyna and Idina. Other suggested similar baby names are Eddna, Edin, Edna▼ and Erwina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edwina.