Feminine variation of Edwin
"wealthy friend"

Edwina Origin and Meaning

The name Edwina is a girl's name meaning "wealthy friend".

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.

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Famous People Named Edwina

  • Edwina Booth (born Josephine Constance Woodruff)American actress
  • Edwina CurrieEnglish politician and novelist
  • Edwina Cynthia Annette MountbattenCountess Mountbatten of Burma, English heiress
  • Edwina Victoria Louise BrudenellEnglish heiress and model, granddaughter of Edwina Mountbatten
  • (Frances) Edwina DummAmerican cartoonist
  • Edwina SandysEnglish sculptor
  • Edwina BrownAmerican basketball player
  • Edwina "Eddie" BartholomewAustralian journalist and TV presenter
  • Edwina HayesEnglish singer,songwriter

Edwina in Pop Culture

  • Edwina Dunncharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Edwina Spoonapplemain character in children's musical "Dear Edwina" by Zina Goldrich
  • Edwina Cranecharacter in Paul Scott's "The Raj Quartet" (1966,75)
  • Edwina Lewischaracter on American soap "One Life to Live"
  • Edwina "Eddie" Fergusonnurse in an episode of "MASH"
  • Edwinapseudodragon in the tabletop game "Dungeons & Dragons"
  • Edwinachicken in the claymation film Chicken Run
  • Edwinacharacter from both versions of the film "The Beguiled"

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