- Also Eadwine. a.d. 585?–633, king of Northumbria 617–633.
- a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “friend.”
Examples from the Web for edwin
Another American officer, Capt. Edwin Glenn, was convicted of cruelty in a non-fatal turn-of-the-century case in the Philippines.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
“Edwin Morris Kocurek is a hard-working and loyal employee,” said his first evaluation, obtained through an open-records request.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
Edwin Edwards has been a governor, a congressman, and a federal prisoner.Last Hurrah for Iconic Louisiana Politician
December 6, 2014
And, unlike former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, McDonnell didn't try to portray himself as a loveable rogue.Virginia’s Ex-Governor Is a Political Crook For Our Times
September 4, 2014
Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan has said an investigation is under way.How Easy-Going Amsterdam Did In Obama’s Hard-Charging Bodyguards
Nadette De Visser
March 29, 2014
On the invasion of William, as we have seen, it was in the possession of Edwin, sovereign of Deira.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The goblin immediately vanished; and Edwin was left in solitude.
The solemn stilness of the scene for a moment hushed the sorrows of Edwin into oblivion.
Edwin and Imogen, as they had come, so they returned together.
The delusive pleasures that follow in the train of dark-browed night, all told of Edwin.
- ?585–633 ad, king of Northumbria (617–633) and overlord of all England except Kent
Word Origin and History for edwin
masc. proper name, from Old English Ead-wine, literally "prosperity-friend."