Gender Masculine

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) Alwin(Dutch) Alvin, Elvin(English) Alwin(German) Alfvin(Old Norse) Alvin(Swedish)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 27.
Entry updated February 4, 2020