Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From the Old German elements alb "elf" and wini "friend". It is a cognate of Ælfwine. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Lombards who began the Lombard conquest of Italy.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesÆlfwine(Anglo-Saxon) Alvin, Elvin(English) Albaweniz(Old Germanic) Alfvin(Old Norse) Alvin(Swedish)
User SubmissionsAlboín, Alboïn


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 73.
Entry updated December 7, 2022