Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Baldwin m. Old High German bald 'bold' + Old High German wini 'friend' or Old English beald 'bold' + Old English wine 'friend'.

The name of a 12th C saint; five kings of Jerusalem; nine counts of Flanders; and two emperors of Constantinople.

Austria
Latin
c1050 Balduvini (gen) UrkStyria 58, Baldwinus (nom) ibid. 57; c1055 Baldwino (abl) ibid. 61; 1074x1087 Baldwini (gen) ibid. 77; c1128 Palduuinus (nom) ibid. 119b
Belgium
Latin
1050 Balduino (abl) CRS-2-5 p. 232, Balduinus (nom) ibid. p. 232; 1106 Balduino (abl) CartStBert 2; 1116 Balduini (gen) ibid. 7; c1130 Balduinus (nom) ibid. 12; 1266 Balduinus (nom) OvdFB 6
Middle Dutch
1336 Boidins (gen) RSG1336-39 p. 3; 1371 Boydin (nom) NotComDest III; 1377 Boidins (gen) RSG1376-89 p. 77
Dutch
1597x1598 Boudewyn BoonenGes p. 354
Old French
1246 Baulduins (nom) AnNam p. 143
Brabant
Latin
1312 Baldewinus (nom) JeanIII p. 24, Balduinus (nom) ibid. p. 21, Baudewinus (nom) ibid. p. 25, Boudewinus (nom) ibid. p. 25
1312 Baudechons (nom) JeanIII p. 24
England
Latin
1155 Baldewnus (nom) FPD p. 121, fn. 1; 1161x1184 Baldewinus (nom) MDE p. 227, no. 1; 1185x1186 Baldewino (dat) PR-XXXVI p. 11; 1189 Baldewin (nom) GASurv p. 160, Baldewini (gen) ibid. p. 155, Baldewinus (nom) ibid. p. 77, Baldwinum (acc) ibid. p. 211, Baldwinus (nom) ibid. p. 149; 1222 Baldewini (gen) StPaulDom p. 15, Baldewinus (nom) ibid. p. 1; 1340xc1450 Baldewyn (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 6, Baldewynus (nom) ibid. p. 6, Baldwyn (nom) ibid. p. 6; 1347 Baldewini (gen) SocAntNor-3-3 no. 5
1464 Baudekyn (dat) OrpingtonKe p. 73
Dutch
1587 Boudewijn AuFr Achtschellinc; 1589 Boudewijn ibid. Achtschellinck; 1593 Boudewijn ibid. Achtschellinck
Early Modern English
1540 Bawden BarnstapleBap p. 2; 1541 Bawdyn ibid. p. 2; 1542 Bawdyn ibid. p. 3; 1543 Bawdyn ibid. p. 3; 1544 Bawdyn ibid. p. 4; 1551 Bawdwyn ibid. p. 7; 1552 Bawden ibid. p. 7; 1554 Bawden ibid. p. 8; 1571 Baldwyne CAmar-vol1 p. 2; 1580 Bowden COmar-vol5 p. 127; 1582 Bawdon DEmar-vol2 p. 7
France
Latin
1096 Baldoini (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 138, Baldoinus (nom) ibid. 138; 1107 Balduino (abl) CartStPC XVII; a1108 Balduinus (nom) ibid. XXI; 1112 Balduini (gen) CartNDJosaphat I, Balduino (abl) ibid. I; 1113 Balduinus (nom) ibid. II; 1115 Balduini (gen) ibid. V, Balduinus (nom) ibid. V; 1115x1149 Balduini (gen) CartStPC X; 1119 Balduinus (nom) CartNDJosaphat VII; 1120 Balduinus (nom) ibid. VIII; 1121 Balduini (gen) ibid. IX, Balduino (abl) ibid. X; 1123 Balduini (gen) ibid. XII; 1135 Balduinus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1138 Balduini (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CLI; c1140 Balduini (gen) ibid. LXXXIII, Balduinus (nom) ibid. LXXXIII; 1142 Balduinus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 9; 1143x1146 Balduinus (nom) ibid. 12; c1147 Balduini (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXII; 1147 Balduinus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 17; 1162 Balduinus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXIII; c1170 Balduini (gen) ibid. LXXXIV; 1174 Balduini (gen) ibid. CXX; 1178x1182 Balduino (abl) ChartCaen2 3; 1179 Balduinus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 177; 1180 Balduinus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp CXLVII; 1194 Balduino (abl) ibid. CLVI; 1199 Balduini (gen) ibid. LXVII; 1200 Balduini (gen) ibid. LXXVII, Balduino (abl) ibid. LXXII, Balduinus (nom) ibid. LXXVII; 1201 Balduinus (nom) ibid. CVIII; 1202 Balduini (gen) ibid. XXXVII; 1203 Balduinus (nom) ibid. CXXV; 1204 Balduinus (nom) ibid. XXVII; 1205 Balduini (gen) ibid. XXXIII; 1206 Balduini (gen) ibid. LVIII, Balduinus (nom) NDParisII 2-LXIX; 1217 Baldoinus (nom) ibid. 2-LVI; 1220 Baldoinus (nom) ibid. 2-LXVIII; 1221 Balduini (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXIII; 1222 Balduini (gen) ibid. XXXVIII; 1241 Baldouini (gen) NDParisII 2-CXII; 1269 Balduini (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXI; 1273 Baldoyni (gen) NDParisII 2-XLIII; 1285 Balduini (gen) CartNDdOurscamp VII; 1301 Balduini (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 200, Balduinus (nom) ibid. p. 175, Bauduins (nom) ibid. p. 229; 1378 Baldevinus (nom) hanquetvol1 2365, Baldouino (dat) ibid. 1567, Baldouyno (dat) ibid. 2147, Baldoyni (gen) ibid. 868, Balduini (gen) ibid. 47, Balduino (dat) ibid. 24, Balduinus (nom) ibid. 61, Balduyno (dat) ibid. 185, Boudins (gen) ibid. 1667
1378 Baudeto (dat) hanquetvol1 534, Baudini (gen) ibid. 767
Old French
1292 Baudoin (obl) HistHdVParis p. 114, Baudouyn (obl) ibid. p. 114; 1296 Baudoyn paris1296 p. 27; 1301 Bauduin (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 242; 1313 Baudoin Paris1313 p. 40
1296 Baudet paris1296 p. 33; 1313 Baudet Paris1313 p. 9
Middle French
1392 Baudouin MemBret-II col. 610; 1418 Baudouin HGParis p. 378, Beaudoin DdB1418 p. 202; 1423 Baudoin favier, Baudouin ibid. 63
1415[1469x1471] Baudoc Waurin p. 230; 1418 Baudet DdB1418 p. 198, HGParis p. 374, Baue ibid. p. 375; 1421 Baudet favier p. 172; 1423 Baudet ibid. 328; 1438 Baudet ibid. 216
Germany
Latin
925 Palduuin (nom) UrkStyria 14; 1045 Baldvvini (gen) ibid. 55, Baldvvino (abl) ibid. 55; 1059 Baltwini (gen) ibid. 66; 1197 Baldewinus (nom) quix-vol1 83; 1241 Balduinus (nom) hennes-vol1 107
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Baldwinus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 4, Balwini (gen) ibid. III, p. 11, Balwinus (nom) ibid. III, p. 3
Italy
Latin
994 Baldoinus (nom) RCI-Cam1 4
The Netherlands
Dutch
1560 Bouwen MagMiddelburg-1560; 1561 Bowen ibid.; 1562 Bouwen ibid.; 1563 Bouwen ibid.; 1569 Bouwen ibid.; 1570 Bouwen ibid.; 1571 Bouwen ibid.; 1572 Bouwen ibid.; 1580 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1585 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1586 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1588 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1589 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1590 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1591 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1592 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1595 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1597 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1598 Bouwens (gen) ibid.; 1599 Bouwen ibid.
Poland
Middle High German
1333 Baldewins (gen) SBGlatzer p. 3; 1336x1337 Baldeweyns (gen) ibid. p. 4
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Baldwin". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Baldwin.