What does Alwin mean?
Alwin /al-win/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Alwin's name origin is Old English, and the meaning of Alwin is "elf or magical being, friend". Alwin is a variant form of Alvin (Old English) with the suffix -win.
How popular is Alwin?
Alwin is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#43708 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Alwin and corresponding names. Al, Alva, Alvie, Alvin (#595 a year ago), Elvin, Elwin and Elwyn are the prominent variation forms of Alwin (outside Top 1000). Forms like Alwyn are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5227%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.0579%, ▼88.9%), with versions such as Al, Alvin, Elvin, Elwin and Elwyn falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Alwin is alike in pronunciation to Ailin, Alain, Alan▲, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allan▼, Allen▼, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun, Alwine, Alyn, Elwinn, Olin▼ and Walwin. Other recommended similar baby names are Albin▼, Aldin, Aldwin, Alpin, Alwis, Arwin and Aswin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alwin.