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From Proto-Germanic *balþaz(bold, brave) + *winiz(friend).

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Baldwin (plural Baldwins)

  1. A male given name; rather rare in English.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister.
  4. 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.
  5. A town in Florida
  6. A city in Georgia, USA
  7. A village in Illinois
  8. A city in Iowa
  9. A town in Louisiana
  10. A town in Maine
  11. A village in Michigan
  12. A town and a hamlet in New York
  13. A township in Ontario, Canada
  14. A borough in Pennsylvania
  15. A town and village in Wisconsin

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Baldwin (plural Baldwins)

  1. (US) A reddish, moderately acid, winter apple.