[ed-wee-nuh, -win-uh]


a female given name: derived from Edwin.

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Historical Examples of edwina

  • Edwina was played by Mrs. Kean, who was applauded to her heart's content.

  • The baby was a boy,—fortunately, for I don't admire the name Edwina, and I shouldn't have liked to handicap a child with it.

    The Plum Tree

    David Graham Phillips

  • In the long imaginary conversations which he held with her he addressed her as Julia or Edwina.

    Angel Island

    Inez Haynes Gillmore

  • The Palmer received the boon with another low reverence, and followed Edwina out of the apartment.


    Walter Scott