Name: Alvin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Alvin

  • Meaning:
    Friend of elves
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (AL vin)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Alvin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Alvin

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Probably from the Old English elements 'ślf' (elf) and 'wine' (friend).

    Alvin and the Chipmunks was a cartoon about a chipmunk band.

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