What does Alvin mean?
Alvin [alvin] as a boys' name is pronounced AL-vin. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alvin is "elf or magical being, friend". From Aelfwine and also possibly means "precious friend". Radio characters Alvin and the Chipmunks have given the name an irresistably comical cast, however. Choreographer Alvin Ailey.
Alvin has 1 feminine form: Alvina.Creative forms:
(male) Alufin, Alvwin, ..
(female) Alvana, Alvini, .. Middle name pairings:
Alvin Kharter (A.K.), ..
How popular is Alvin?
Alvin is a very prominent first name for men (#169 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#22891 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name history of Alvin for boys. Alvin reached its top rank of #71 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is currently at #602. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the history of Alvin and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Alvin (#602 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000 are Elvis (#1081 in 2015), Elvin (#1364), Elwin, Elwyn, Alwin, Alvy, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Al and Alva. Adoption of these relations of Alvin reached its apex a century ago (median #907) and is now much less (#1753, 88.7% less usage).
Alvin▼ is pronounced similarly to Elven and Elvyn. Other suggested similar names are Aarin, Adlin, Alain, Alair, Albain, Alben, Albie, Albin▼, Albion, Albis, Albyn, Aldan, Alden▲, Aldin, Aldis, Aldivin (see Aldous), Aldon, Aldwin, Alen, Alfio, Algie, Algis, Alia, Alic, Alin, Allain, Allie▼, Allin, Alois▼, Alon, Alpin, Alpine, Alric, Alstin, Alten, Alun, Alvar, Alvern, Alvis, Alwis, Antin, Arlin, Arvid, Arvin, Arvis, Arwin, Aswin, Avi▲, Avia, Aviv, Avon, Aydin▲, Aykin, Calvin, Eldin, Elgin, Ervin▼, Evin, Flin, Galvin, Gavin, Glin, Havin, Irvin▼, Jovin, Kelvin, Kevin▼, Klein, Levin, Melvin▼, Nevin, Olin▼ and Tavin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alvin.See names in meaning and etymology.