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Meaning and name origin

Elwin \e-lwin, el-win\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elwin is "elf or magical being, friend". Variant of Elvin.


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

For more information, see also related boy names Alvin and Elwyn.


Elwin is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elwin for boys. Elwin reached its highest rank of #597 in the U.S. in 1910-1919. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Elwin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alvin (#595), Elwyn, Elwin, Elvis and Elvin. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Elwin is also pronounced similarly to Alain, Alin, Allin, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwine, Alwyn, Aylwin, Eilwyn, Elan, Elian, Elon, Elwinn, Elwynn, Olin and Walwin. Other suggested similar baby names are Edwin, Eldin, Eldwin, Elgin, Eljin, Erwin and Ewin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elwin.