a masculine name: dim. Ed, Eddie; fem. Edwina
Origin of EdwinOld English Eadwine ; from ead (see Edgar) + wine, friend ; from Germanic an unverified form weniz ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wen-, to strive, desire, love (from source win(some), wish, Classical Latin Venus): literally , rich friend
King of Northumbria (617–633) who ruled as far north as Edinburgh and was converted to Christianity (627).