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What does Alven mean?

Alven Pronunciation of Alven [al-ven] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Alven is "elf or magical being, friend". Alven is an alternate spelling of Alvin (Old English).

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


Alven has 3 variants: Alvan, Alvyn and Elvin.

14 more related forms via Alvin: Ailwyn, Al, Aloin, Aluin, Aluino, Alva, Alvie, Alvy, Alwin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Elwin and Elwyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Alvenn, Arven, ..

(female) Alvenna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alven Desmond (A.D.), ..

How popular is Alven?

Alven is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#147095 out of 150436, Top 98%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alven entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #1908 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Al, Alva, Alvan, Alvie, Alvin (#602 the previous year), Alvy, Alwin, Elvin (#1364), Elwin and Elwyn are the prominent alternative forms of Alven appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Alven reached the top of their popularity a century ago (average #926) and have become much less widespread since, with forms like Elwin becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alven, Al, Alva, Alvan, Alvie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvin, Alvy, Alwin, Elvin, Elwin, Elwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alven is pronounced similarly to Elven and Elvyn. Other suggested similar names are Aaren, Aden, Ahren, Aiken, Airen, Alain, Alan, Alann, Alban, Alben, Albin, Albyn, Alden, Aldin, Aldon, Alec, Alem, Alen, Alfeo, Alfey, Alger, Algey, Alin, Allan, Allen, Allex, Alley, Allyn, Alon, Alpin, Alten, Alter, Alton, Alun, Alvah, Alvern, Alvis, Alvys, Aren, Arien, Arjen, Arlen, Arllen, Armen, Arren, Arsen, Arvin, Arvon, Arvyn, Asen, Aspen, Auben, Auden, Ave, Avon, Ayken, Beven, Elden, Even, Galven, Gaven, Glen, Haven, Iven, Jeven, Kelven, Keven, Neven, Niven, Olen, Raven, Sleven and Teven. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alven.

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