Meaning of Godwin

God•win

Pronunciation: (god'win), [key]
— n.
  1. died 1053, English statesman.
  2. born 1937, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
  3. 1759–97, English writer.
  4. her husband1756–1836, English political philosopher, novelist, and essayist.
  5. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “good friend.”
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