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ˈbɔld wɪnbald·win

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Baldwin, James Baldwin, James Arthur Baldwinnoun

    United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)

  2. Baldwin, Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdleynoun

    English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947)

  3. Baldwinnoun

    an American eating apple with red or yellow and red skin


  1. Baldwinnoun

    A reddish, moderately acid, winter apple.

  2. Baldwinnoun

    ; rather rare in English.

  3. Baldwinnoun

    Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister.

  4. Baldwinnoun

    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. Etymology: bald + wine.


  1. Baldwin

    Baldwin is a Germanic name, composed of the elements bald "bold" and win "friend".


  1. baldwin

    1) Baldwin is a surname of English origin, which might be derived from the Old English elements Bealdwine, or the Old German equivalent Baldavin, meaning "brave friend." 2) Baldwin is also popular as a male given name. 3) Baldwin can also refer to the Baldwin Locomotive Works, an American builder of railroad locomotives, established by Matthias W. Baldwin in 1835. 4) It also denotes Baldwin apple, a variety of apple known for its keeping qualities and wide use in cooking. 5) Baldwin can also refer to various places in the US, Canada, and other countries. However, without specific context, it's hard to provide an exact definition for 'Baldwin'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baldwinnoun

    a kind of reddish, moderately acid, winter apple


  1. Baldwin

    Baldwin is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 19,767 at the 2010 census.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Baldwin

    archbishop of Canterbury; crowned Richard Coeur de Lion; accompanied him on the crusade; died at Acre in 1191.

  2. Baldwin

    the name of several counts of Flanders, eight in all.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Baldwin is ranked #395 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Baldwin surname appeared 80,742 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 27 would have the surname Baldwin.

    76.8% or 62,066 total occurrences were White.
    17.2% or 13,928 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 1,962 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 1,607 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 751 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 420 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baldwin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baldwin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Baldwin in a Sentence

  1. Debra Katz:

    The short answer is this : We did a fundraiser for Sen. Baldwin six years ago when we ran for the Senate, we supported Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin then.

  2. Hilaria Baldwin:

    Hilaria Baldwin was Hilaria Baldwin, the day I arrived in Santa Fe to start shooting I took Hilaria Baldwin to dinner with Joel Souza the director.

  3. Lorne Michaels:

    I think with Alec Baldwin, I've known Alec Baldwin and worked with Alec Baldwin for so long, that needless to say I trust Alec Baldwin, and the audience connects to Alec Baldwin in that role.

  4. Bernarda Villalona:

    It’s going to be difficult as to Alec Baldwin, the actor, because they’re charging that Getty Images/AP Alec Baldwin should look and check the gun to make sure that it was dummies but that’s not Getty Images/AP Alec Baldwin job, that’s not what Getty Images/AP Alec Baldwin’s trained to do … So this is going to be a long fight and Alec Baldwin Getty Images/AP Alec Baldwin has a good chance of beating these charges.

  5. New Mexico.His wife:

    Hilaria Baldwin needs space for me to take care of Hilaria Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin mental health, it's an awful thing that happened. Alec feels awful.

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