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What does Alvyn mean?

Alvyn Pronunciation of Alvyn [alvyn] as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Alvyn is "elf or magical being, friend". Alvyn is a version of Alvin (Old English).

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


Alvyn has 3 variants: Alvan, Alven and Elvin.

15 more different relations via Alvin: Ailwyn, Al, Aloin, Aluin, Aluino, Alva, Alvie, Alvy, Alwin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Elwin, Elwyn and Elwynn.

Creative forms:
(male) Alavon, Anivyn, ..

(female) Alvyni, Alwen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alvyn Johnpaul (A.J.), ..

How popular is Alvyn?

Alvyn is a rare first name for men. Alvyn is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Al, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvin (#602 a year ago), Alvy, Alwin, Elvin (#1364), Elwin and Elwyn are the popular alternative forms of Alvyn (not ranked). These relations of Alvyn were popular a century ago (usage of 0.34%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.03%, down 91%), with forms such as Alvin becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Al, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvin, Alvy, Alwin, Elvin, Elwin, Elwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alvyn is alike in pronunciation to Elven and Elvyn. Other suggested similar names are Aaryn, Aeryn, Aidyn, Airyn, Alain, Alan, Alann, Alban, Alben, Albin, Alby, Albyn, Albys, Aldan, Alden, Aldin, Aldon, Aldwyn, Alen, Alfy, Algy, Alin, Allan, Allen, Alleyn, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Aloys, Alpin, Alten, Alton, Alun, Alvah, Alvar, Alvern, Alvis, Alvys, Aly, Alyn, Amyn, Arlyn, Arvin, Arvon, Arvy, Arvyn, Arwyn, Aswyn, Avon, Davyn, Devyn, Ervyn, Evyn, Flyn, Gavyn, Glyn, Irvyn, Kalvyn, Kelvyn, Kevyn, Malvyn (see Malvin), Melvyn, Olyn and Tevyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alvyn.

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