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What does Elvin mean?

Elvin Pronunciation of Elvin as a boys' name is pronounced EL-vin. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Elvin is "elf or magical being, friend". Variant of Alvin, from Aelfwine. Also possibly means "precious friend".


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, elf, magical, friend


VARIANTS Elven, Elvern, Elvyn, Elwin, Elwinn, Elwyn, Elwynne


RELATED FORMS VIA ALVIN Aloin, Aluin, Aluino, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvy, Alvyn, Alwin, Alwyn, Aylwin, Elwynn


(male) Elein, ..

(female) Elvind, ..

Elvin Giovanni (E.G.), ..

How popular is Elvin?

Elvin is a very prominent first name for men (#595 out of 1220, Top 49%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#29543 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Elvin reached its apex rank of #308 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1444 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Alvin (#654 LAST YEAR), Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvy, Alwin, Elven, Elwin and Elwyn are the popular alternative forms of Elvin (#1444) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Elvin reached its highest during the years 1920-1929 (AVERAGE #1076) and has become much less since, with forms such as Alvie becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elvin, Alva, Alvan, Alven, Alvie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvin, Alvy, Alwin, Elven, Elwin, Elwyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Albin, Aldin, Alpin, Arvin, Bevin, Blain, Calvin, Davin, Delvin, Eadin, Earvin, Edin, Edvin, Edwin, Eilgin, Elan, Elden, Eldin, Eldis, Eldon, Eldwin, Elgin, Eli, Elia, Elian, Elie, Elis, Eliu, Eljin, Elkan, Elli, Ellis, Elmir, Eloi, Elon, Elson, Elton, Elvio, Elvis, Elviss (see Elvis), Elvo, Elvys, Emlin, Eoin, Ermin, Ernin, Ervin, Ervine, Erving, Erwin, Evan, Even, Evian, Evin, Evion, Evyn, Ewin, Flin, Galvin, Gavin, Glin, Havin, Irvin, Jevin, Kalvin, Kelvin, Kevin, Klein, Nevin, Olin, Orvin, Osvin, Savin, Tavin and Tevin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elvin.

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