Submitted NameRevisions Save Gender Masculine Usage Anglo-Saxon (?), Ancient Germanic (Frankish, ?) Edit Status Status [show contributorshide contributors] Added 3/22/2009 by anonymous Edited 3/27/2019 by SeaHorse15 Meaning & History Old French name of Germanic origin, derived from Gothic alhs (alah in Old High German) "temple" and win "friend" (compare Alawin). Alcuin was an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon scholar and theologian. He was also a teacher at the court of Charlemagne.