Alvin is an English male name, a variant of either Ælfwine (meaning “elf friend”), Æðelwine (“noble friend”) or Ealdwine (“old friend”). Alvin is also an English surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Elvin (English)
  • Alwin (German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic)
  • Alwyn (English)
  • Adalwin (Ancient Germanic)
  • Alfwin (Ancient Germanic)
  • Alboin (Ancient Germanic)
  • Ælfwine (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Æðelwine (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Ealdwine (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Æthelwine (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Alden (English)


Female forms:

  • Alvina (English)
  • Alvena (English)
  • Etelvina (Spanish)
  • Elvina (English)
  • Alwine (German)



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