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What does Elven mean?

Elven Pronunciation of Elven [el-ven] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of Elven is "elf or magical being, friend". Elven is a version of Elvin (Old English): form of Alvin.

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


Elven has 1 variant: Elvyn.

4 more alternative forms via Elvin: Elvern, Elwin, Elwinn and Elwyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Edven, Erven, ..

(female) Elei, Elel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elven Carver (E.C.), ..

How popular is Elven?

Elven is an uncommon first name for males. Elven is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Elven entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #1942 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elven name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Elvin (#1364 the previous year), Elwyn and Elwin are the popular variation forms of Elven listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Elven was at its highest 105 years ago (median #878) and has become much diminished since, with forms like Elwin falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elven, Elvin, Elwin, Elwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elven is pronounced similarly to Alvan, Alven, Alvin and Alvyn. Other suggested similar names are Alben, Alden, Alen, Allen, Alten, Beven, Daven, Deven, Eaden, Eagen, Eben, Eden, Edvin, Efren, Eiden, Elan, Elber, Elden, Elder, Eldin, Eldon, Elex, Elger, Elgin, Elian, Elie, Eljin, Elkan, Elman, Elmer, Elon, Elrey, Elson, Elton, Elvio, Elvis, Elvo, Elvys, Emlen, Erve, Ervin, Ervyn, Ethen, Euen, Eugen, Evan, Even, Evin, Evyn, Ewen, Galven, Gaven, Glen, Haven, Irven, Iven, Jeven, Kelven, Keven, Neven, Niven, Olen, Raven, Sleven, Sven, Teven and Ziven. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elven.

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