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Meaning & History

From the Germanic elements adal "noble" and win "friend".
VariantAlwin
Other Languages & CulturesÆðelwine, Æthelwine Anglo-Saxon Alwin Dutch Alvin, Elvin English Alwin German

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 181

Categories

medieval, nobility, rare German
Entry updated December 3, 2014