What does Elwyn mean?
Elwyn [el-wyn] 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.
(male) Eliwyn, Ellwyn, ..
(female) Elwyna, Elwyne, .. Middle name pairings:
Elwyn Westen (E.W.), ..
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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Alan (#167 last year), Allen (#349), Alvin (#602), Allan (#656), Elvis (#1081), Elvin (#1364), Elwin, Allyn, Alen and Alain 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 (#1292, 72.8% less usage).
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 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.See names in meaning and etymology.