The name Elvin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "noble friend". Elvin and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Friend or Friendly and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".
From the experts:
Elvin had his peak in the 1920s - which was when jazz musician Elvin Jones was born - but parents are still using it for over 100 boys a year. That's less than Kelvin, but more than Delvin.