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Meaning and Name Origin

Alwyn \a-lw-yn\ as a name for boys. The name Alwyn means "elf or magical being, friend". Alwyn is a variant of Alvin (Old English). Rarely used as a name for kids.


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.


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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Alwyn and related names. Alvin (#595 last year), Elwin, Elwyn, Elvin, Al, Alvie and Alva are the popular varying forms of Alwyn (#unlisted). Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1910-1919 and has become significantly less since, with versions like Alvin, Elwin, Elwyn, Elvin and Al falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Alva, Alvie, Alvin, Elvin, Elwin, Elwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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