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Meaning and name origin

Alwin \a-lwin, al-win\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alwin is "elf or magical being, friend". Alwin is a variant of Alvin (Old English): from Aelfwine and also possibly means "precious friend".


Alwin has 9 variant forms: Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Elwin, Elwyn, Elwynn.


Alwin is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#88575 out of 88799, Top 100%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alwin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alvin (#595), Elwyn and Elwin. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alvin, Elwyn, Elwin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alwin is also pronounced similarly to Ailin, Alain, Alan, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allan, Allen, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun, Alwine, Alyn, Elwinn, Olin and Walwin. Other suggested similar baby names are Albin, Aldin, Aldwin, Alpin, Aluino, Alwis, Arwin and Aswin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alwin.