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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.


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

Related boy names: Alvin and Elwyn.

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

Kreatif forms: Elwinei, Elwwin, Enwin. [more]

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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. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elwin name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elwin, Alvin, Elvin, Elvis, Elwyn in U.S.

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

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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.