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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". 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 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 related boy names Elvis and Alban.

There is 1 feminine form of Alvin: Alvina.

Alvin is also pronounced similarly to Elven and Elvyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Alain, Albain, Alben, Albin, Albion, Albyn, Aldin, Alin, Allin, Alpin, Alpine, Alvis and Arvin.


Alvin is a very popular first name for males (#169 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20413 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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