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What does Alvan mean?

Alvan [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 version, with the suffix -van, of Alban (Latin): from the Latin name Albanus. Alvan is also a variation of Alvin (Old English).

Associated with: old english, elf, magical, friend.


Alvan has 3 variants: Alven, Alvyn and Elvin.

Alvan has 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.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Alvann, Arvan, ..

(female) Alvanai, Alvanne, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Alvan for boys. Alvan reached its highest rank of #1336 in the U.S. in the 1920s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alvan outside U.S.

Al, Albin, Albion, Alby, Alva, Alven, Alvie, Alvin (#595 from recent data), Alvy, Alwin, Elvin (#1313), 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvan, Al, Albin, Albion, Alby in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alva, Alven, Alvie, Alvin, Alvy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alwin, 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 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.