Gender: Masculine

Usages: Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic

Meaning: Younger form of ALFVIN as well as a younger form of Old High German ADALWIN.

(Information from name #223058 originally submitted by an anonymous user)
Frollein Gladys  3/16/2021
I don't see why this name is terrible.
ALiteralPerson  2/25/2021
I think this name is not bad even if it’s associated with Alvin & the Chipmunks.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2021
And his brothers Simon and Theodore!
someone-  10/6/2020
Alvin and the chipmunks ruined the name. Now this name reminds me of cringy 12 year olds.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2020
Alvin is a genius, cute, smart and humble name.
Alvin 1  7/30/2020
Makes me think of Alvin and the Chipmunks.
saturnbrat  5/31/2020
My name is Alvin and I think it's not a bad name. To those who tease the name Alvin, then you should be ashamed. Even if it is associated with Alvin and the Chipmunks, the show's good. Plus it's probably more famous than any other show that your name is associated with.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2020
Alvin was the name of the bully from the movie "ParaNorman."
― Anonymous User  9/22/2019
It makes me think of Alvin and the Chipmunks but if you had a son named Alvin you would be able to scream AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLVVVVVVVVVVVVVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNN.
Lucina  3/31/2019
Alvin is an okay name. Alvin and the Chipmunks isn't a bad association.
Luvbug86  2/19/2019
If I ever have a kid, I'm probably gonna name them this. Honestly, it's not that bad a name and I'm a fan of the Chipmunks myself. I think it's a cute name.
DerekS  11/30/2018
In 2018, 54 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Alvin who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 489th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2018
I much prefer Elvin which is a variation. Sounds more masculine and doesn't conjure visions of chipmunks.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2018
Alvin, Simon, Theodore!
kayisforkeen  8/15/2018
Alvin Weinberg (1915-2006) was a physicist who worked for the United States during the Manhattan Project and later for peaceful fission uses. His last groundbreaking work came in the 1950s and 1960s with the development of fluid-fueled reactors before he was removed from his position as head of the Oak Ridge National Laboratories in 1973.
molten-salty  9/3/2017
This ugly name is forever going to be associated with those annoying singing rats.
TyrannosaurusRegina  11/9/2015
This name makes me think of Alvin and the Chipmunks BUT the name itself isn't awful or anything. The common reactions people have towards the name Alvin reminds me of the common reactions people have towards the name Shaun (how it reminds many of a fictional character i.e. Shaun the Sheep). Anyway, I like the sound of the name Alvin. It's a cute, handsome, classic name that ages very well. :)
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
Alvin is a character in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead Game season 2. He is a generous, quiet, and sweet character, and is willing to sacrifice himself for others. His son is Alvin Junior, and I love the way AJ sounds.
LoriTheGirl  9/4/2014
I can't think of this name without hearing it in a squeaky chipmunk voice.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2014
There seem to be a lot of comments about people bearing this name being teased, but the one Alvin I know is extremely popular and everyone loves his name. I have heard the name in other contexts, but they don't immediately come to mind when I hear the name.
― Anonymous User  8/11/2014
Is a Scandinavian name.
Alvin.svensson  1/2/2014
If you're cartoon-crazed, then yeah, you'll think of "Alvin and the Chipmunks". Okay I do too, but other than that I think Alvin is a pleasant, cute, likable name.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2010
It'll remind people too much of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Some people might think the Chipmunks will be forgotten by the time they have kids, but they've been around since the 50s, so I don't believe they'll be going anywhere for a long time. Plus, when someone gets mad at the kid, they'll be tempted to scream, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLVVVVVVVVVVVVIIIIIIIINNNNNNNN!"
Black_X  7/4/2010
When I hear this name I think of "Alvin and The Chipmunks".
RinaLee2o6  4/5/2010
It's the name that the famous English rock guitarist and singer Alvin Lee chose instead of his birth name Graham.
Beberlechien  5/14/2009
I've known 2 guys named Alvin. Both of them were often teased about the Alvin, Simon, & Theodore of the chipmunks.
RooRoo  9/5/2008
The name sounds very old-fashioned and a bit geeky, and it even has a rather embarrassing meaning. The guy could go by Al, but he'd be ashamed to admit it's short for Alvin, not Albert. Albert is another old-fashioned and geeky name, but it sounds a bit more common.
slight night shiver  5/15/2008
Alvin is Germanic origin (adal+wine). It means "noble friend".
Maggie_Simpson  9/17/2007
Rapper Alvin Joiner IV bears this name but is better known as his stage name Xzibit.
Luangi  4/8/2007
Also a Celtic/Gaelic word literally translating to "elf friend." (Friend of the elves.)
ong_elvin  4/3/2007
There is nothing Celtic/Gaelic about this name and it couldn't possibly mean 'Friend of the Elves' in that context because Elves are from Germanic mythology not Celtic.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2007
Can you imagine the fun of having a son named Alvin and needing to call him into the house? You wouldn't be able to resist doing like Dave Seville did: "Alvin? Alvin. Allll-Vinnnnn!"
Starla Roxanne  9/12/2006
This was the middle name of Joey from Full House.
claraelizabethann  4/19/2006
The name Elfwine, from which Alvin and Elvin are formed, was the name of Eomer's son in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings".
Arowen Half-Elven  1/12/2006
I always think of "Alvin and the Chipmunks."
breakofday  12/9/2005
A famous bearer of this name was Alvin C. York, a Christian sergeant from the hills of Tennessee who served during the Great War (WWI). This character was played by Gary Cooper in the 1941 film "Sergeant York."
― Anonymous User  11/26/2005
The German version of the name is "Albwin", though it's not very common.
Evaria  8/9/2005

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