Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Edwin m. Old English ēad 'riches, wealth' + Old English wine 'friend'.

The name of a 7th C Northumbrian king and saint and a 10th C king of Sussex.

England
Latin
966 Eadwine (nom) CDAS DXXIX; 967 Eduuino (abl) ibid. DXXXII; 1181 eadwini (gen) StPaulDom p. 114, edwini (gen) ibid. p. 117; 1189 Edwin (nom) GASurv p. 164, Edwini (gen) ibid. p. 155, Edwinus (nom) ibid. p. 121; 1222 Edwinus (nom) StPaulDom p. 50, edwini (gen) ibid. p. 45
Early Modern English
1572 Edwin StAnthonlin p. 22; 1577 Edwin ibid. p. 25; 1578 Edwin ibid. p. 27; 1580 Edwin ibid. p. 28; 1581 Edwin ibid. p. 28; 1583 Edwin ibid. p. 29; 1586 Edwin ibid. p. 32; 1589 Edwin ibid. p. 33
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Edwinus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 10
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Edwin". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Edwin.