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Gender: F Meaning of Edwina: "wealthy friend" Origin of Edwina: Feminine variation of Edwin

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Edwina may still be taking tea in the parlor, but we can see her joining friends like Matilda and Josephine for a comeback, especially if pronounced like Edwin rather than Edween.

She had a very non-vintage-mauve image in the Coen brothers' cult favorite, Raising Arizona, in which Holly Hunter played a police officer named Edwina who was usually called Ed.

Edwina was on the Social Security list every year through 1969, reaching a high of 378 in 1943.

Famous People Named Edwina

Edwina Booth, American actress ("Trader Horn")
Edwina Currie, English politician and writer
Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, English heiress
Edwina Dumm, American cartoonist
Edwina Sandys, English sculptor

Pop Culture References for the Name Edwina

Edwina Dunn, character on British soap "EastEnders"
"Dear Edwina," children's musical by Zina Goldrich
Edwina Lewis, character on American soap "One Life to Live"
Edwina "Eddie" Ferguson, nurse in an episode of "MASH"
Edwina, pseudodragon in the tabletop game "Dungeons & Dragons"

Eady, Eddi, Edina, Edweena, Edweina, Edwena, Edwine, Edwinna, Edwyna, Edwynn, Edy, Win, Winnie

Edwina's International Variations

Edvina (Eastern European) Eduina (Spanish) Edwynna, Edwynne (Welsh)