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Alvin meaning and name origin
Alvin \a-lvin, al-vin\ as a boy's name is pronounced AL-vin. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alvin is "elf or magical being, friend". Also possibly "precious friend". From Aelfwine. Radio characters Alvin and the Chipmunks have given the name an irresistably comical cast, however. Choreographer Alvin Ailey.
Alvin has 19 variant forms: Ailwyn, Al, Aloin, Aluin, Aluino, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvy, Alvyn, Alwin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Elvin, Elwin, Elwyn and Elwynn.
For more information, see also the related name Alban.
Baby names that sound like Alvin are Elvyn and Elven.
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Popularity of Alvin
Alvin is a very popular first name for men (#169 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20413 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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