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What does Goodwin mean?

Goodwin Pronunciation of Goodwin [good-win] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Goodwin is "good friend".

Associated with: old english, good, friend.


Goodwin has 3 variants: Goodwinn, Goodwyn and Goodwynn.

Affiliated boy name: Godwin.

Creative forms:
(male) Goowin, Gotwin, ..

(female) Goodgit, ..

Middle name pairings:
Goodwin Jair (G.J.), ..

How popular is Goodwin?

Goodwin is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#415 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Goodwin has not been recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Goodwin is pronounced similarly to Godden, Godewyn, Godin, Godwinn, Godwyn and Goodwynne. Other suggested similar names are Aldwin, Baldwin, Bodin, Bordin, Bowdoin, Bowin, Coldin, Colwin, Corwin, Edwin, Eldwin, Garwin, Gladwin, Gladwinn (see Gladwin), Gladwyn, Godding, Godric, Golden, Goldewin (see Goldwin), Goldewyn (see Goldwin), Golding, Goldman, Goldwin, Goldwinn (see Goldwin), Goldwyn, Goldwynn (see Goldwin), Goodman, Goodmann, Goodrick, Gordan, Gorden, Gordie, Gordon, Gorin, Gorrin, Gwin, Hadwin, Hardwin, Hedwin, Jordain, Medwin and Norwin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Goodwin.

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