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What does Elvin mean?

Elvin [el-vin] 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".

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


Elvin has 7 variants: Elven, Elvern, Elvyn, Elwin, Elwinn, Elwyn and Elwynne.

Affiliated boy name: Alvern.

Elvin has 13 more related forms via Alvin: Aloin, Aluin, Aluino, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvy, Alvyn, Alwin, Alwyn, Aylwin and Elwynn.

Elvin has 1 feminine form: Elvina.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Elevan, Euelvin, ..

(female) Elvind, Elvini, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Elvin for boys. Elvin reached its apex rank of #308 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1313 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elvin and corresponding names. Alvin (#595 last year), Elven, Elwin, Elwyn, Alwin, Alvy, Alvan, Alven, Alvie and Alva are the popular alternative forms of Elvin (#1313 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elvin, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvin, Alvy, Alwin, Elven, Elwin, Elwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested 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.