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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AL-vin(English)
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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 that was derived from the Old English names. As a Scandinavian name it is derived from Alfvin, an Old Norse cognate of Ælfwine.
VariantElvin(English)
DiminutiveAldous(English)
Feminine FormsAlvena, Alvina, Elvina(English)
Other Languages & CulturesAdalwin, Alboin, Alfwin, Alwin(Ancient Germanic) Alfvin(Ancient Scandinavian) Ælfwine, Æðelwine, Ealdwine, Æthelwine(Anglo-Saxon) Alwin(Dutch) Alwin(German) Aldus(Medieval English)
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