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Meaning and name origin

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


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


Alwyn is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alwyn 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, Elwin, Elwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alwyn is also pronounced similarly to Alain, Alan, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allan, Allen, Alleyn, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun, Alwine, Alyn, Eilwyn, Olyn, Walwyn and Welwyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Albyn, Aldwyn, Alvyn, Arwyn and Aswyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alwyn.