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What does Alvis mean?

Alvis Pronunciation of Alvis as a boys' name is pronounced AL-viss. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Alvis is "all wise". From Norse mythology involving the dwarf Alviss who fell in love with the daughter of Thor, the god of thunder. Also possibly related to Elvis. First appeared in the mid 20th century, but never widespread.


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, wise, mythology, thunder, 20th century (modern), widespread (famous)


VARIANTS Alvise, Alviss, Alwis, Alwyss

OTHER FORMS VIA ELVIS Alvys, Elvio, Elviss, Elvo, Elvys

(male) Ervis, ..

(female) Alvisa, ..

Alvis Calum (A.C.), ..

How popular is Alvis?

Alvis is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#8115 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Alvis reached its peak rank of #635 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other popular alternative form of Alvis is Elvis (#1210 IN RECENT RANKINGS). Adoption of these forms of Alvis was well-received in 1999 (AVERAGE #1277) and has become much lower since (#1605, DOWN 54%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvis, Elvis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alvis and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alvis is alike in pronunciation to Yoelvis. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Addis, Ahlois, Alain, Alair, Albie, Albin, Albis, Albys, Aldin, Aldis, Aldus, Aleks, Alexis, Alfie, Alfio, Algie, Algis, Ali, Alia, Alic, Alik, Alin, Alix, Allie, Allin, Aloin, Alois, Aloys, Alpin, Alric, Altus, Aluin, Alva, Alvah, Alvan, Alvar, Alven, Alvie, Alvin, Alvy, Alvyn, Alwin, Aris, Arris, Arvid, Arvie, Arvin, Arvis, Avi, Avia, Aviv, Bevis, Blais, Clovis, Davis, Eldis, Elis, Ellis, Elois, Kelvis, Kevis, Tavis and Tevis. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alvis.

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