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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. AL-vin
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Meaning & History

From a medieval form of any of the Old English names ÆLFWINE, ÆÐELWINE or EALDWINE. It was revived in the 19th century, in part from a surname which was derived from the Old English names.
VariantElvin
DiminutiveAldous
Feminine FormsAlvena, Alvina, Elvina
Other Languages & CulturesAdalwin, Alboin, Alfwin, Alwin(Ancient Germanic) Ælfwine, Æðelwine, Ealdwine, Æthelwine(Anglo-Saxon) Alwin(Dutch) Alwin(German) Aldus(Medieval English)
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