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What does Alvy mean?

Alvy Pronunciation of Alvy [alvy] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Alvy) has its roots in Latin and Old English, and the name Alvy means "from Alba; elf or magical being, friend". Alvy is an alternate form of Alban (Latin): from the Latin name Albanus. Alvy is also a variant of Alvin (Old English).

Associated with: old english, elf, magical, friend.


Alvy has 2 variants: Alva and Alvie.

18 more different relations via Alban, Alvin: Ailwyn, Al, Albany, Albie, Albin, Albis, Alby, Albys, Aloin, Aluin, Alvan, Alven, Alvyn, Alwin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Elvin and Elwyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Alal, Alavi, ..

(female) Alad, Alvya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alvy Avian (A.A.), ..

How popular is Alvy?

Alvy is an unusual given name for men. Alvy is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alvy reached its top position of #1235 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Alvy appearing in the Top 2000 are Alvin (#602 from current records), Elvin (#1364), Elwyn, Alwin, Alvie, Alven, Albin, Alby, Alva, Alvan and Al. Adoption of these relations of Alvy was common among parents in the 1910s (adoption of 0.35%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.03%, 91% less), with versions like Elvin going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvy, Al, Albin, Alby, Alva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvin, Alwin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elvin, Elwyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Albin, Alvin, Elvin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alvy is alike in pronunciation to Alvah, Elvio and Elvo. Other suggested similar names are Abby, Abey, Acey, Addy, Adley, Alan, Alba, Albyn, Aldo, Alec, Aled, Alek, Alem, Alen, Alex, Alexy, Alf, Alfa, Alfey, Alfo, Alfy, Alga, Algey, Algy, Ali, Alia, Alic, Alik, Alin, Alix, Alley, Allyn, Aloj, Alon, Aloys, Alta, Alto, Aluf, Alun, Alvar, Alvis, Alvys, Aly, Alyn, Amby, Amry, Andy, Angy, Ardy, Arley, Arly, Arny, Arry, Arty, Arv, Arvy, Arvyn, Ary, Atley, Augy, Ava, Ave, Avi, Avry, Davy and Levy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alvy.

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