Usage Welsh Mythology
Other Forms FormsElffin, Elfin
Possibly a Welsh cognate of the Gaelic name Ailpein (see ALPIN). In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, he was one of ARTHUR's warriors, the son of Gwyddno Long Shanks. In other sources he is the bard TALIESIN's foster father. The name was also borne by an obscure British saint (see ELFIN).