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What does Elwin mean?

Elwin Pronunciation of Elwin [el-win] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elwin is "elf or magical being, friend". Variant of Elvin.

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


Elwin has 5 variants: Elvin, Elvis, Elvyn, Win and Wynn.

Related boy names: Alvin and Elwyn.

5 more alternative forms via Elvin: Elven, Elvern, Elwinn, Elwyn and Elwynne.

Creative forms:
(male) Eilwin, Eliwin, ..

(female) Elpie, Elwina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elwin Cam (E.C.), ..

How popular is Elwin?

Elwin is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#73659 out of 150436, Top 49%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Elwin reached its top rank of #534 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Elwin are Alvin (#602 in 2015), Elven, Elvin (#1364), Elvis (#1081), Elwyn and Wynn. Other variants, like Elwinn, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Elwin reached its peak 95 years ago (usage of 0.3%) and is now significantly reduced.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elwyn, Wynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elwin is alike in pronunciation to Ailwyn, Alain, Alan, Alin, Allain, Allen, Allyn, Aluin, Alwin, Alwynn, Alyn, Aylwin, Eilean, Eilian, Eilon, Eilwyn, Elan, Elon, Elwynn, Ilan, Ilon, Olen, Walwin, Walwinn and Welwyn. Other recommended names are Albin, Aldwin, Alpin, Arwin, Bowin, Delwin, Eadin, Edlin, Edvin, Edwin, Edwyn, Elden, Eldin, Eldis, Eldwin, Eldwyn, Elgin, Elie, Elis, Eliu, Eljin, Elkan, Ellis, Elman, Eloi, Elois, Elson, Elton, Elvio, Elwill, Emlin, Eoin, Erin, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin, Erwin, Erwinn, Erwyn, Evin, Ewan, Ewin, Ewing, Glin, Gwin, Orwin, Oswin, Selwin, Slawin (see Slavin) and Unwin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elwin.

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