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What does Alwyn mean?

Alwyn Pronunciation of Alwyn [al-wyn] as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the name Alwyn means "elf or magical being, friend". Alwyn is a variant form of Alvin (Old English) with the suffix -wyn.

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


Alwyn has 9 variants: Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwynn, Aylwin, Elwin, Elwyn and Elwynn.

Alwyn has 9 more related forms via Alvin: Al, Aluino, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvy, Alvyn and Elvin.

Creative forms:
(male) Alwynne, Atwyn, ..

(female) Alwen, Alwyni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alwyn Saif (A.S.), ..

How popular is Alwyn?

Alwyn is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Alwyn is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Alvin (#602 last year), Elvin (#1364), Alwin, Elwin, Elwyn, Alvy, Al, Alvan, Alven, Alvie and Alva are the popular varying forms of Alwyn (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Alwynn, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Alwyn was common during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.34%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.03%, 91% less), with versions like Alva falling out of fashion. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Alwyn and related names. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Alwyn is pronounced similarly to Ailean, Ailin, Alen, Allain, Allan, Alleyn, Alleyne, Allin, Allon, Alon, Alun, Alwine, Alyn, Elan, Elian, Elon, Elwinn, Elwynne, Ilan, Ilon, Olen, Olin, Olyn, Walwin and Walwyn. Other recommended names are Aaryn, Aeryn, Aidyn, Alban, Albin, Alby, Albyn, Albys, Aldan, Alden, Aldin, Aldwin, Aldwyn, Aldwynn, Alfy, Algy, Aloys, Alpin, Alswynn, Alten, Alton, Alvys, Alwis, Alwyss, Aly, Amyn, Anwyl, Arlyn, Arvyn, Arwin, Arwyn, Aswin, Aswyn, Aswynn (see Aswin), Colwyn, Dalwyn, Delwyn, Edwyn, Eldwyn, Elvyn, Erwyn, Flyn, Glyn, Gwyn, Hywyn, Irwyn, Kelwyn, Melwyn, Selwyn and Unwyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alwyn.

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