Origin of BaldwinMiddle English from Old French Baldewin, Baudoïn from Middle High German Baldewin, literally , bold friend from Old High German bald (akin to Old English beald, bold) + wini, friend a masculine name
Origin of Baldwinafter Col. Loammi Baldwin (1740-1807), Mass. apple grower a moderately tangy, red winter apple
- 1058?-1118; crusader & king of Jerusalem (1100-18)
- 1924-87; U.S. novelist & essayist
- 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley 1867-1947; Brit. statesman: prime minister (1923-24; 1924-29; 1935-37)
Origin of BaldwinAfter Loammi Baldwin (1745-1897), American engineer
- A male given name; rather rare in English.
- A patronymic surname.
- Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister.
- King Baldwin IV, ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem before the takeover of Saladin in 1187. He died in 1185 of complications of the socially unacceptable disease of leprosy. Also known as the leper king.
- A town in Florida
- A city in Georgia, USA
- A village in Illinois
- A city in Iowa
- A town in Louisiana
- A town in Maine
- A village in Michigan
- A town and a hamlet in New York
- A township in Ontario, Canada
- A borough in Pennsylvania
- A town and village in Wisconsin
From Proto-Germanic *balþaz (“brave”) + *winiz (“friend”).