What does Alvis mean?
Alvis /al-vis/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced AL-viss. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Alvis is "all wise".
From Norse mythology involving the dwarf Alviss who fell in love with the daughter of Thor, the god of thunder. Also possibly related to Elvis. First appeared in the mid 20th century, but never widespread.
How popular is Alvis?
Alvis is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#8115 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Alvis for boys. Alvis reached its peak rank of #663 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
The only other popular alternative form of Alvis is Elvis. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.3245%) and has become much lower since, with the versions Alvis and Elvis becoming less stylish. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alvis and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)