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Meaning and name origin
Alvan \a-lvan, al-van\ as a boy's name means "from Alba; elf or magical being, friend" and is a variant of Alban (Latin): from the Latin name Albanus, which may be an ethnic name from a city in the Roman Empire called Alba "white", or it may represent a Latin form of a British name derived from the Celtic word "alp" for "rock, crag". Also a variant of Alvin (Old English): from Aelfwine and also possibly means "precious friend".
Alvan is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Alvan is also pronounced similarly to Elven and Elvyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Alan, Albain, Albano, Albany, Alben, Albin, Albyn, Aldan, Allan, Alpin, Alva, Alvah and Alvar. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alvan.
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