The name Alvin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "noble friend, friend of the elves". Alvin is ranked #588 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Friend or Friendly and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".
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Tough to escape the sound of those screeching chipmunks or the image of all the nerdy Alvins seen on screen over the years. In the USA, Alvin now resides at Number 588.