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What does Elwyn mean?

Elwyn Pronunciation of Elwyn as a boys' name is of Gaelic and Welsh origin, and the meaning of Elwyn is "white, fair, blessed, holy". Of uncertain origin, influenced by Welsh (g)wyn. Also a form of the name of a sixth-century Irish saint, and hence a variant of Alan. Also form of Alvin. Also form of Elvin.


ASSOCIATED WITH gaelic, blessed, saint


VARIANTS Elwin, Elwynn


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ALAN Alain, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allan, Allen, Alleyn, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun, Alyn

(male) Eliwyn, ..

(female) Elwyna, ..

Elwyn Denzel (E.D.), ..

How popular is Elwyn?

Elwyn is an uncommon given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#146011 out of 150436, Top 97%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Elwyn entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #671 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Alan (#172 LAST YEAR), Allen (#421), Alvin (#654), Allan (#778), Elvis (#1210), Elvin (#1444), Alain, Alen, Allyn and Elwin are the popular varying forms of Elwyn appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Alon, are uncommon. These forms of Elwyn were favored as birth names in the 1940s (MEDIAN #771) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1334, 75.4% LESS USAGE).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elwyn, Alain, Alan, Alen, Allan in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Elwyn is pronounced similarly to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwine, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Eilan, Eilean, Eilwyn, Elan, Elian, Elon, Elwinn, Elwynne, Ilan, Ilon, Olen, Olin, Olyn, Walwin, Walwyn, Walwynn and Welwyn. Other recommended sound-alike names are Albyn, Aldwyn, Alvyn, Arwyn, Aswyn, Colwyn, Dalwyn, Delwyn, Edwin, Edwyn, Efryn, Eirwyn, Elden, Eldin, Eldon, Eldwin, Eldwyn, Eldwynn, Elgin, Eljin, Elkan, Elman, Eloy, Elson, Elton, Elven, Elvyn, Elvys, Ely, Emlyn, Ervyn, Erwin, Erwyn, Erwynn, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Ewy, Ewynn, Flyn, Glyn, Gwyn, Hywyn, Irwyn, Kelwyn, Melwyn, Oswyn, Selwyn and Unwyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elwyn.

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