Meaning and Origin of Alvin - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Alvin

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Elf wine; cartoon character

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : from the Middle English personal name Alvin or Alfwin, Old English Ælfwine ‘elf friend’. Compare Alwin.
  • Swedish : ornamental name from alv ‘elf’ + the common surname suffix -in.