Alvin is a ♂ boy’s name.
Alvin is a medieval name and is a common name in e.g. English, Swedish, German, Dutch or Hungarian. Alvin derived from the Old English names Æðelwine, Ælfwine and Ealdwine. The German variant of the name is Alwin. In Scandinavia, Alvin derived from the Old Norse name Alfwin.
Alvin means “noble friend” and “friend of the elves” (from Old English “æðel”, Old High German “adal”, Old Norse “aðal” = noble or Old English “ælf”, Germanic “albi”, Old Norse “alfr” = elf + Old English “wine”, Old High German “wini”, Old Norse “vinr” = friend).
The name Alvin is ranked #3633 overall.
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