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Meaning and name origin

Alvan \a-lvan, al-van\ as a boy's name is of Latin and Old English origin, and the meaning of Alvan is "from Alba; elf or magical being, friend". Alvan 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". Also a variant of Alvin (Old English): from Aelfwine and also possibly means "precious friend".

Alvan has 3 variant forms: Alven, Alvyn, Elvin.


Alvan is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alvan and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alvin and Elvin. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alvin, Elvin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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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