Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Alvina
related names =
Alvina is a female
given name, with the meaning "elf friend". It is the feminine form of Alvin, which comes from either the Old English name Ælfwine, containing the words "ælf" meaning "elf" and "wine" meaning "friend", or from the Old High Germanname Adelwin / Adalwin, meaning "Noble Friend".
It is an uncommon name, first attested in mediaeval English records [http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyAG.html] , and was revived in the
20th Century. Popularity waned after 1939, and now less than 0.001% of the British population is named Alvina. Diminutives of this name include "Alvi", "Alvy" and "Alwy".
Famous people with this name
Anicée Alvinawas a French Actress
Alvina Kongis a Chinese Actress
Alvina Krausewas the founding director of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Alvina Tanis a Malaysian musician. [http://www.alvinatan.com Alvina Tan's Website]
Alvina Mardhanithe founder of the "I love Amanda Bynes" fanclub
Other instances of this name
Alvina Valentais a range of bridal dresses by Victoria McMillan.
* [http://www.behindthename.com/php/search.php?nmd=n&terms=alvina Behind the Name]
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