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Edwin meaning and name origin
Edwin \e-dwin, ed-win\ as a boy's name is pronounced ED-win. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edwin is "wealthy friend". From êad meaning "riches" and wine meaning "friend". Saint Edwin (seventh century) was king of Northumbria and a martyr. Used occasionally in the 16th century, but modern use is mainly due to a 19th century revival. Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin; Attorney General Edwin Meese III.
For more information, see also the related name Marvin.
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Popularity of Edwin
Edwin is a very popular first name for males (#134 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16556 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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