The name Ashwin is of Indian origin and means "Horse Tamer, Light." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Sanskrit word meaning "possessor of horses" or "horse tamer" in Sanskrit. Ashvin is the first Nakshatra and the sixth month of the Bengali calendar as well as the Hindu Calendar. Also means "light" in the Hindi language, and is the first star that appears