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What does Alvan mean?

Alvan \a-lvan, al-van\ as a name for boys. Alvan's name origins are Latin and Old English, and the meaning of the name Alvan is "from Alba; elf or magical being, friend". Alvan is a derivative of Alban (Latin): from the Latin name Albanus. Alvan is also a variation of Alvin (Old English).


Alvan has 3 variants: Alven, Alvyn and Elvin.

Alvan has 28 more related forms via Alban, Alvin: Ailwyn, Al, Albain, Albano, Albany, Albie, Albin, Albinet, Albion, Albis, Alby, Albys, Aloin, Aluin, Aluino, Alva, Alvie, Alvy, Alwin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Auban, Auben, Aubin, Aylwin, Elwin, Elwyn and Elwynn.


Alvan is a rare first name for men. Alvan is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Al, Albin, Alva, Alvie, Alvin (#595 last year), Elvin, Elwin and Elwyn are the popular related forms of Alvan (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5179%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0506%, down 90.2%), with forms like Alvie, Alvin, Elvin, Elwin and Elwyn falling out of fashion. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Alvan and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Albin, Alva, Alvie, Alvin, Elvin, Elwin, Elwyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Albin, Alvin, Elvin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alvan is pronounced similarly to Elven and Elvyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Alan, Alben, Albyn, Aldan, Allan, Alpin, Alvah and Alvar. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alvan.