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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

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

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Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from http://www.pase.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsp.
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 58.
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