What does Alvan mean?
Alvan [al-van] as a name for boys is a Latin and Old English name, and the meaning of the name Alvan is "from Alba; elf or magical being, friend". Alvan is a version of Alban (Latin): from the Latin name Albanus. Alvan is also a variation of Alvin (Old English).
26 more related forms via Alban, Alvin: Ailwyn, Al▼, Albain, Albano, Albany, Albie, Albin▼, Albion, Albis, Alby, Albys, Aloin, Aluin, Aluino, Alva▼, Alvie▼, Alvy, Alwin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Auban, Auben, Aubin, Aylwin, Elwin▼ and Elwyn.Creative forms:
(male) Alvann, Arvan, ..
(female) Alai, Alvani, .. Middle name pairings:
Alvan Malik (A.M.), ..
How popular is Alvan?
Alvan is a rare first name for men. Alvan is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Alvan reached its highest rank of #1336 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Al, Albin, Albion, Alby, Alva, Alven, Alvie, Alvin (#602 from recent data), Alvy, Alwin, Elvin (#1364), Elwin and Elwyn are the popular related forms of Alvan ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Alvan was well-received during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4%) and is now much lower, with forms like Al becoming less fashionable.
Alvan is pronounced similarly to Elven and Elvyn. Other suggested similar names are Abran, Adnan, Aedan, Ahran, Ahsan, Aidan▼, Ailean, Aitan, Alain, Alan▼, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alben, Albyn, Aldan, Alden▲, Aldin, Aldon, Alen, Alexan, Alga, Algar, Alia, Alin, Allain, Allan▼, Allen▼, Allin, Allvar, Alon, Alpin, Alta, Alten, Alton▼, Alun, Alvah▼, Alvar, Alvern, Alvis, Alvys, Alyn, Aman, Annan, Arlan, Arnan, Arvad, Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn, Aslan, Athan, Ava, Avon, Aydan, Ayman, Elan, Elian, Elkan, Elman, Galvan, Gavan, Ilan, Javan, Jevan, Jivan, Kavan, Kelvan, Kevan, Nevan, Sloan, Sylvan and Tevan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alvan.See names in meaning and etymology.