[ 2 syll. e-lwi(n), el-w-in ] The baby boy name Elwin is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as EHLWihN †. Elwin is used chiefly in the English language, and it is derived from Old English and Germanic origins.
Elwin is a variant of the name Alvin (English).
Elwin is also a variant of the name Alwin (English, German, Portuguese, and Dutch) in the English language.
See also the related form, Elvis (English).
Elwin is an unusual baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1914 with 0.016% of baby boys being given the name Elwin. Its ranking then was #462. The baby name has since steeply declined in popularity, and is today of irregular use. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Elwin, Alvin was the most commonly used. In the past century Elwin has predominantly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Elwin: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"