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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. EHL-vis
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Meaning & History

Meaning unknown. It could possibly be a derivative of ALVIS or ELWIN. More likely, it is from the rare surname Elvis, a variant of Elwes, which is ultimately derived from the given name ELOISE. The name was brought to public attention by the singer Elvis Presley (1935-1977), whose name came from his father's middle name.

This name is also used as an Anglicized form of Irish AILBHE.


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