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

The name Edwina is a girl's name meaning "wealthy friend". Edwina and is often added to lists like Gothic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "drop your least favourite w randomly generated names - girls with middles".

From the experts:

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 Currie, English politician and novelist
Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, English heiress
Edwina Victoria Louise Brudenell, English heiress and model, granddaughter of Edwina Mountbatten
(Frances) Edwina Dumm, American cartoonist
Edwina Sandys, English sculptor
Edwina Brown, American basketball player
Edwina "Eddie" Bartholomew, Australian journalist and TV presenter
Edwina Hayes, English singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Edwina

Edwina Dunn, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Edwina Spoonapple, main character in children's musical "Dear Edwina" by Zina Goldrich
Edwina Crane, character in Paul Scott's "The Raj Quartet" (1966-75)
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"
Edwina, chicken in the claymation film Chicken Run
Edwina, character from both versions of the film "The Beguiled"

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

Edwina's International Variations

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