Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and wine "friend". This name became rare after the Norman Conquest. Saint Æðelwine was a 7th-century bishop of Lindsey, England.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAdalwin, Alwin(Ancient Germanic) Alwin(Dutch) Alvin, Elvin(English) Alwin(German)
Same SpellingÆthelwine


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 58.

Entry updated February 4, 2020