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Elvin meaning and name origin
Elvin \e-lvin, el-vin\ as a boy's 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. Also possibly means "precious friend".
Elvin has 7 variant forms: Elven, Elvern, Elvyn, Elwin, Elwinn, Elwyn and Elwynne.
For more information, see also the related name Alvern.
Baby names that sound like Elvin are Alvan, Alvyn and Alven.
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Popularity of Elvin
Elvin is a very popular first name for men (#595 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22301 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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