This name derives from the Old English name “Eadwine”, composed of two elements: “ēad” (prosperity, fortune, riches, wealth) plus “*wine” (friend). In turn, the name means “the wealth of friendship”. This form derives from the Ancient Germanic “*audaz *-winiz”. This name also has a correlation with the name “auðun, auðin”, even if considered separately, derived from the Ancient Germanic and Old Norse “*audaz *-winiz / auðr vinr”. Edwin (Eadwine or Æduinus), was the King of Deira and Bernicia, which later became known as Northumbria, from about 616 until his death. He converted to Christianity and was baptized in 627; after he fell at the Battle of Hatfield Chase, he was venerated as a saint.
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