What does Elvin mean?
Elvin [elvin] as a boys' name is pronounced EL-vin. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elvin is "elf or magical being, friend". Variant of Alvin, from Aelfwine. Also possibly means "precious friend".
Affiliated boy name: Alvern.
1 feminine form: Elvina.Creative forms:
(male) Elein, Elevan, ..
(female) Elvind, Elvini, .. Middle name pairings:
Elvin Stone (E.S.), ..
How popular is Elvin?
Elvin is a very prominent first name for men (#595 out of 1220, Top 49%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#29543 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Elvin reached its apex rank of #308 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1364 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Alvin (#602 last year), Elven, Elwin, Elwyn, Alwin, Alvy, Alvan, Alven, Alvie and Alva are the popular alternative forms of Elvin (#1364 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Elvin reached its highest during the years 1920-1929 (average #1076) and has become much less since, with forms such as Alvie becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Albin▼, Aldin, Alpin, Arvin, Bevin, Blain, Calvin, Davin, Delvin, Eadin, Earvin, Edin, Edvin, Edwin▼, Eilgin, Elan, Elden▼, Eldin, Eldis, Eldon▼, Eldwin, Elgin, Eli▲, Elia, Elian, Elie, Elis, Eliu, Eljin, Elkan, Elli, Ellis, Elmir, Eloi, Elon, Elson, Elton▼, Elvio, Elvis, Elviss (see Elvis), Elvo, Elvys, Emlin, Eoin, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin▼, Ervine, Erving, Erwin▼, Evan, Even, Evian, Evin, Evion, Evyn, Ewin, Flin, Galvin, Gavin, Glin, Havin, Irvin▼, Jevin, Kalvin, Kelvin, Kevin▼, Klein, Nevin, Olin▼, Orvin, Osvin, Savin, Tavin and Tevin▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elvin.See names in meaning and etymology.