What does Elwin mean?
Elwin /el-win/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elwin is "elf or magical being, friend". Variant of Elvin.
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)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Elwin for boys. Elwin reached its top rank of #597 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Elwin are Alvin (#595 in 2014), Elvin, Elvis and Elwyn. Variants like Elvern are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.5106%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.081%, down 84.1%), with the versions Alvin, Elvin, Elvis, Elwin and Elwyn becoming somewhat outmoded. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elwin and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Elwin▼ is alike in pronunciation to Alain, Alin, Allin, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwine, Alwyn, Aylwin, Eilwyn, Elan, Elian▲, Elon, Elwynn, Olin▼ and Walwin. Other recommended similar baby names are Edwin▼, Eldin, Eldwin, Elgin, Eljin, Erwin▼ and Ewin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elwin.