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Meaning of Alvin

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The name Alvin has the following meaning:

Friend of the elves or "noble friend." Relatively common today.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Alvin is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 496 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Alvin fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 133 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 570 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Alvin in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Alvin is pronounced as al-vin


Alvin originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Alvin and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alvin: Boys - Bradyn, Dalbert, Darton, Dartun, Denman, Newbury, Wade, Wesley, Girls - Ansley, Aspen, Birtie, Cherish, Cheryl, Corliss, Deasia, Deeann, Earline, Edwina, Farrah, Jailyn, Jayla, Junie, Kaylee, Laurette, Lauryn, Lona, Louella, Malvina, Marylou, Both genders - Baby, Bird, Byrd, Finley, Golden, Shirley, Skylar


Popular Variants for the name Alvin: Aloin, Aluin, Aluino (Italian), Alv, Alvan, Alven, Alvie, Alvino (French), Alvis, Alvy, Alvyn, Alwin (Spanish), Elvin (English), Elwin, Elwynn (German)


Common nicknames for the name Alvin are: Al


We think the name Alvin should fall under the following style category: Classics.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Alvin to be: A cute boy with a high-pitched voice

In one word, you might describe Alvin as a(n) "adorable" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Alvin (or its variants) are:

Alvin Saunders Johnson, born on 13 September, a famous economist. Alvin Saunders Johnson's background: An American economist, born near Homer, Neb., educated at the University of Nebraska and Columbia (Ph.D., 1902). Afterwards, he was employed in various positions at Columbia, the University of Nebraska, the University of Texas, the University of Chicago, Leland Stanford and at Cornell after 1913. He was the founding president of The New School.

Alvin Cullum York, born on 13 December, a famous soldier. Alvin Cullum York's background: A United States soldier, famous as a World War I hero. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking 32 machine guns, killing 28 German soldiers and capturing 132 others during the U.S.-led Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France.

Alvin Carl Plantinga, born on 15 November, a famous philosopher. Alvin Carl Plantinga's background: A contemporary American philosopher known for his work in epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophy of religion and modest support of intelligent design. He is currently the John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Despite growing up in the Dutch Reformed tradition, Plantinga is a prominent proponent of Molinism in the debate over divine sovereignty and providence. He gave the 2004-5 Gifford Lectures at St. Andrews University, titled Science and Religion: Conflict or Concord (to be published).
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