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Saint King Edwin of Northumbria.jpg
Pronunciation /ˈɛdwɪn/
Spanish: [ˈeðwin]
Dutch: [ˈɛdʋɪn]
Gender Male
Name day Poland: 11 March,
France, Germany, United States: 12 October
Meaning Rich Friend
Region of origin England
Other names
Related names Audun, Edvin, Edwina

The name Edwin means "rich friend". It comes from the Old English elements "ead" (rich, blessed) and "wine" (friend).[1] The original Anglo-Saxon form is Eadwine, which is also found for Anglo-Saxon figures.

Edwin may refer to:


Fictional people[edit]

  • Edwin Jarvis, fictional Marvel Comics supporting character
  • Aun (known as Edwin the Old in English), mythical Swedish king
  • Edwin Drood, Main character in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, final unfinished novel of Charles Dickens

See also[edit]

  • Isiah Edwin Leopold, known as Ed Wynn, 20th-century American comic