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What does Alwin mean?

Alwin Pronunciation of Alwin as a boys' name is an Old English name, and the meaning of Alwin is "elf or magical being, friend". Alwin is a variant form of Alvin (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, elf, magical, friend


VARIANTS Elwynn, Elwyn, Elwin, Aylwin, Alwynn, Alwyn, Aluin, Aloin, Ailwyn

RELATIONS VIA ALVIN Al, Aluino, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvy, Alvyn, Elvin

(male) Anwin, ..

(female) Alsia, ..

Alwin Jamil (A.J.), ..

How popular is Alwin?

Alwin is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#43708 out of 150436, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Alwin entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest position of #1563 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Al, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvin (#654 A YEAR AGO), Alvy, Elvin (#1444), Elwin and Elwyn are the prominent variation forms of Alwin. Other forms, like Elwynn, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Alwin was more pronounced among parents a century ago (USAGE OF 0.34%) and has become significantly diminished since (USAGE 0.03%, 91.8%), with versions such as Alvin becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alwin, Al, Alva, Alvan, Alven in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvie, Alvin, Alvy, Elvin, Elwin, Elwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alwin is alike in pronunciation to Ailean, Ailin, Alain, Alan, Alann, Alen, Alin, Allain, Allen, Alleyn, Allin, Allyn, Alon, Alun, Alwine, Alyn, Elian, Elon, Ilan, Ilon, Olin, Olyn, Walwin, Walwyn and Welwyn. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aarin, Adin, Adlin, Albain, Albie, Albin, Albion, Aldan, Aldin, Aldis, Aldrin, Aldwin, Aldwyn, Alfie, Alfio, Algie, Ali, Alia, Alik, Alix, Alpin, Alpine, Alric, Alten, Alvis, Alwis, Amin, Antin, Ardin, Armin, Arvin, Arwin, Aswin, Aswinn (see Aswin), Aswyn, Aubin, Blain, Bowin, Colwin, Edwin, Eldwin, Elgin, Ewin, Flin, Glin, Irwin, Klein, Oswin, Owin and Selwin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alwin.

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