Alvin Name Meaning & Origin

Alvin

Pronunciation: AL-vin (key)

Origin of the name Alvin:

Derived from the Old English Ælfwine (friend of the elves), a compound name composed of the elements ælf (elf) and wine (friend).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Al, Albino, Alvino

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Al
Alvie
Vinnie
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Alex (if their middle name is Alexander)

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Famous real-life people named Alvin: | Edit

Alvin York, World War I hero - played by Gary Cooper in 1941 in the movie "Sergeant York"
Alvin Ailey, American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York.

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"Alvin" is one of "The Chipmunks."

The "Alvin Maker" books by Orson Scott Card chronical the life of Alvin Miller/Smith/Maker in an American alternate history.

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