Meaning and Name Origin
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, which may be an ethnic name from a city in the Roman Empire called Alba "white". Alvan is also a variation of Alvin (Old English): from Aelfwine and also possibly means "precious friend".
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)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alvan and related names. Popular related forms of Alvan (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Al, Albin, Alva, Alvie, Alvin (#595 last year), Elvin, Elwin and Elwyn. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1910-1919 and is now much lower, with forms like Alvie, Alvin, Elvin, Elwin and Elwyn falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.