Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Godwin m. Old High German, Old Dutch got, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old English god 'god, deity' + Old English wine 'friend', Old High German wini 'friend'.

The name of a 7th C Belgian saint.

Cf. Winegod.

England
Latin
966 Godwinus (nom) CDAS DXXVIII; 967 Godwine (nom) ibid. DXXXXIII; 1181 Godwinus (nom) StPaulDom p. 115; 1185x1186 Godwin' (gen) PR-XXXVI p. 4, Godwinus (nom) ibid. p. 4; 1189 Godwini (gen) GASurv p. 116, Godwinus (nom) ibid. p. 127; 1222 Godwini (gen) StPaulDom p. 2, Godwinus (nom) ibid. p. 38
France
Latin
c1175–1180 Godoinus (nom) ChartCaen2 p. 61
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Godwini (gen) MunDocIr III, p. 4, Godwinus (nom) ibid. III, p. 6
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Godwin". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Godwin.