Names That Mean Elves

  1. Avery
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "ruler of the elves"
    • Description:

      Avery is a hugely popular name in the US, especially for girls. But while nearly four times as many girls as boys are named Avery today Avery's popularity is starting to soften for girls while it continues to strengthen for boys.
  2. Avery
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "ruler of the elves"
    • Description:

      Avery is a unisex name that is used four times as often today for girls as for boys. But while Avery's popularity is starting to soften for girls, it continues to get stronger for boys -- in keeping with our finding that gender neutral names are becoming more favored for boys than for girls.
  3. Alvin
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "noble friend, friend of the elves"
    • Description:

      Alvin has a sturdy, no-frills sound that belies its somewhat whimsical meaning. Interesting potential namesakes include British rocker Alvin Stardust, and US footballer Alvin Williams, and African-American dance legend (and activist) Alvin Ailey.
  4. Elva
    • Origin:

      Irish
    • Meaning:

      "leader of the elves"
    • Description:

      Elva is the anglicized version of Ailbhe, growing more popular in Ireland.
  5. Alvie
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "noble friend; friend of the elves"
    • Description:

      Archie, Albie, and Alfie are coming back into style, so naturally, we think Alvie could be next. Alternate spelling Alvy was used by Woody Allen for his character in Annie Hall.
  6. Elvie
    • Origin:

      Short form of Elva, Irish
    • Meaning:

      "leader of the elves"
    • Description:

      If Ellie and Evie are fashionable, why not Elvie? This is a diminutive of the Anglicized version of the Irish name spelled Ailbhe.
  7. Alvy
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Alvin, English
    • Meaning:

      "noble friend; friend of the elves"
    • Description:

      Alvie is the spelling parents tend to prefer, and may rise along with Archie, Alfie, and Albie. The Alvy variation is strongly associated with Alvy Singer, Woody Allen's character in Annie Hall.
  8. Averie
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Avery
    • Meaning:

      "ruler of the elves"
    • Description:

      This spelling has been on the rise since it entered the charts in 2004, hot on the coattails of trendy Avery.
  9. Alwin
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "noble friend, friend of the elves"
    • Description:

      Softer, milder, and sans chipmunk references, Alwin is a likable alternative to Alvin. Win makes a nice nickname.
  10. Alvie
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "noble friend; friend of the elves"
    • Description:

      Diminutive of Alvina, and a cute boyish retro nickname we can see making its way back onto a few birth certificates today.
  11. Eldarion
    • Origin:

      Literature, Sindarin
    • Meaning:

      "son of the elves"
    • Description:

      Eldarion is the son of Aragorn and Arwen in Tolkien's legendarium, who goes on to become a High King himself.