What does the baby name Elwyn mean? Learn about what Elwyn means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Elwyn - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Elwyn
E-L-W-Y-N, is a 5-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Elwyn
EL win
Meaning of Elwyn
Elf wise friend, elf-friend.
Origin of Elwyn
The name 'Elwyn' is of English origin. It is derived from the Old English elements 'ælf' meaning 'elf' and 'wine' meaning 'friend'. When combined, the name 'Elwyn' can be interpreted as 'elf friend' or 'friend of the elves'.
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Popularity of Elwyn
The popularity of the name 'Elwyn' has experienced fluctuations over the years. In the early 20th century, the name was relatively uncommon, with only a few instances of its usage. However, it gained some popularity in the mid-20th century.

In recent decades, the name 'Elwyn' has become less common. It is not among the top names chosen by parents for their baby boys in many English-speaking countries.
Elwyn currently has 27 likes, and is in the top 7% of liked boy's names. The name Geoff is slightly more popular than Elwyn.

Etymology of Elwyn

The name 'Elwyn' is derived from Old English, where 'ælf' means 'elf' and 'wine' means 'friend'. The element 'ælf' is associated with mythical creatures known as elves, often depicted as supernatural beings with magical powers. The element 'wine' signifies friendship or a friend.

Cultural Significance of Elwyn

The name 'Elwyn' does not hold significant cultural associations or specific meanings in particular cultures. It is a name that combines elements from Old English, which has its own cultural and historical significance.