Name: Baldwin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Baldwin

  • Meaning:
    Brave friend
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    (bawl DWEEN)
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    From an Old French name of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from 'bald' ("bold, brave") and 'wine' ("friend"). This was adopted by the Normans and introduced by them in Britain. In the Middle Ages it was a comparatively common name, which gave rise to a surname. It was born by the Norman crusader Baldwin of Boulogne, who in 1100 was elected first king of Jerusalem.

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