Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Alwin m. Old English æþel, Old High German adal 'noble' + Old English wine, Old High German wini 'friend'.

The name of three 7th C Anglo-Saxon saints.

Austria
Latin
798 Adaluuino (dat) UrkStyria 2; 864 Adelwini (gen) ibid. 8
England
Latin
966 Ailwinus (nom) CDAS DXXVIII; 967 Æðeluuine (nom) ibid. DXXXVI, Æðelwine (nom) ibid. DXXXIII; 1155 Eilwinus (nom) FPD p. 121, fn. 1; 1181 Alwini (gen) StPaulDom p. 115, Alwinus (nom) ibid. p. 114; 1185x1186 Ailwinus (nom) PR-XXXVI p. 17; 1189 Ailwinus (nom) GASurv p. 138, Alwini (gen) ibid. p. 204, Alwinus (nom) ibid. p. 130, Eluinus (nom) ibid. p. 177, Elwini (gen) ibid. p. 112, Elwinus (nom) ibid. p. 108, Elwyne (nom) ibid. p. 97; 1222 Ailwinus (nom) StPaulDom p. 85, Alwini (gen) ibid. p. 31, ailwini (gen) ibid. p. 13
France
Latin
c823 Adaluinus (nom) irminon-vol2 30, Palatiolum; c1175–1180 Aelevini (gen) ChartCaen2 p. 64
Germany
Latin
802 Adaluuino (abl) FRA-XXXL 8
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Alwini (gen) MunDocIr III, p. 11
Scotland
Latin
c1120 Alwyno (abl) ESC XXXV
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Alwin". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Alwin.