Alvin

Alvin - A very unique male name



  Sep 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alvin, meaning noble friend, friend of the elves, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #83. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alvin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alvin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Alvin. The baby boy name Alvin was given to 450 baby boys in 2012, ranking #529 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,647 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alvin peaked in popularity 91 years ago in 1927 on position 66.



Famous with this name

Alvin Anson
Alvin Sargent
Alvin Farmer


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Alvin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alvin is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #274 - and is the least popular in Michigan at position #837.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Alvin is where you live.


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Alvin origin and meaning

Alvin is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means noble friend, friend of the elves. To see famous people named Alvin, pop culture references for the name Alvin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alvin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Alvin, sorted by popularity.

Alfonso / Alphonso / Alphonse / Alfonzo / Albin / Albino / Alfonza / Alvino / Alfonse / Alphonzo /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012529
2011556
2010538
2009565
2008435
2007509
2006513
2005489
2004514
2003514
2002462
2001461
2000467
1999442
1998444
1997425
1996445
1995418
1994414
1993364
1992370
1991353
1990333
1989299
1988313
1987294
1986302
1985289
1984294
1983285
1982270
1981263
1980254
1979253
1978255
1977259
1976257
1975243
1974249
1973241
1972243
1971228
1970224
1969222
1968212
1967193
1966197
1965190
1964195
1963198
1962180
1961168
1960167
1959153
1958153
1957144
1956134
1955134
1954135
1953140
1952128
1951120
1950121
1949128
1948124
1947129
1946126
1945121
1944115
1943113
1942115
1941107
1940106
1939103
193898
193799
193697
193591
193493
193388
193287
193180
193079
192977
192872
192766
192671
192570
192473
192373
192273
192173
192076
191975
191880
191781
191682
191581
191479
191382
191286
191185
191083

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York274
Hawaii304
Louisiana333
Massachusetts340
California361
Pennsylvania380
Wisconsin385
Indiana531
Utah531
Washington541
Tennessee551
Maryland557
Minnesota563
Mississippi571
Georgia586
Virginia586
New Jersey592
Florida628
Ohio631
Oklahoma639
Kentucky650
Missouri668
Texas669
North Carolina722
Illinois817
Michigan837

Even more about Alvin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Alvin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alvin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1927
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Alvin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,647
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +450

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