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What does Alvis mean?

Alvis Pronunciation of Alvis [alvis] 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.

Associated with: norse, wise, mythology, thunder, 20th century (modern), widespread (famous).


Alvis has 4 variants: Alvise, Alviss, Alwis and Alwyss.

5 more different relations via Elvis: Alvys, Elvio, Elviss, Elvo and Elvys.

Creative forms:
(male) Ashvis, Ervis, ..

(female) Alvisa, Alvisi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alvis Meir (A.M.), ..

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)

Alvis reached its peak rank of #635 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Alvis is Elvis (#1081 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Alvis was well-received in 1999 (average #1277) and is somewhat lower today (#1540, down 49%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvis, Elvis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alvis and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alvis is alike in pronunciation to Yoelvis. Other suggested similar names are Addis, Ahlois, Alain, Alair, Albie, Albin, Albis, Albys, Aldin, Aldis, Aldus, Aleks, Alexis, Alfie, Alfio, Algie, Algis, Ali, Alia, Alic, Alik, Alin, Alix, Allie, Allin, Aloin, Alois, Aloys, Alpin, Alric, Altus, Aluin, Alva, Alvah, Alvan, Alvar, Alven, Alvie, Alvin, Alvy, Alvyn, Alwin, Aris, Arris, Arvid, Arvie, Arvin, Arvis, Avi, Avia, Aviv, Bevis, Blais, Clovis, Davis, Eldis, Elis, Ellis, Elois, Kelvis, Kevis, Tavis and Tevis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alvis.

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