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 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).
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.