Etymology
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Baldwin

masc. proper name, from Old French Baldoin (Modern French Baudouin), from a Germanic source similar to Old High German Baldawin, literally "bold friend," from bald "bold" (see bold) + wini "friend" (see win (v.)). A popular Flemish name, common in England before and after the Conquest.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Baldwin from WordNet

Baldwin (n.)
United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987);
Synonyms: James Baldwin / James Arthur Baldwin
Baldwin (n.)
English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947);
Synonyms: Stanley Baldwin / st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
Baldwin (n.)
an American eating apple with red or yellow and red skin;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.