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Meaning & History

Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wine "friend". This name was not commonly used after the Norman Conquest.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAlboin, Alfwin, Alwin(Ancient Germanic) Alfvin(Ancient Scandinavian) Alwin(Dutch) Alvin, Elvin(English) Alwin(German) Alvin(Swedish)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  

Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from http://www.pase.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsp.
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 27.
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