Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈæl.vɪn/(English)  [key·simplify]

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.

Related Names

Feminine FormsAlvena, Alvina, Elvina(English)
Other Languages & CulturesÆlfwine, Æðelwine, Ealdwine, Æthelwine(Anglo-Saxon) Alwin(Dutch) Alwin(German) Adalwin, Alboin, Aldwin, Alwin, Alfwin(Germanic) Audoin(Lombardic) Aldus(Medieval English) Albaweniz(Old Germanic) Alfvin(Old Norse)


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Name Days

Estonia: March 1


Entry updated June 13, 2019