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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AL-veen(German)
AHL-win(Dutch)
AHL-vin(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

From either of the two Germanic names ALFWIN or ADALWIN.
VariantsAdalwin, Alboin, Alfwin(Ancient Germanic)
Feminine FormAlwine(German)
Other Languages & CulturesAlfvin(Ancient Scandinavian) Ælfwine, Æðelwine, Æthelwine(Anglo-Saxon) Alvin, Elvin(English) Alvin(Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 182

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