First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alvan

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International Interest
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  1. definite singular of älva

Notable Persons Named Alvan

Notable Persons Named Alvan

Alvan Adams

Alvan Adams is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns. He was most prominent from 1975 to 1988. Alvan was born on July 19th, 1954 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Alvan Graham Clark

Alvan Graham Clark was a scientist in the field of astronomy. Alvan was born on July 10th, 1832 in Fall River, Massachusetts. He died on June 9th, 1897.

Alvan Tufts Fuller

Alvan Tufts Fuller was a Governor of Massachusetts. His most notable accomplishments were from 1925 to 1929. Alvan was born on February 27th, 1878 in Charlestown, Boston. He breathed his last breath on April 30th, 1958.

Alvan Ikoku

Alvan was born Alvan Ikoku on August 1st, 1900 in Arochukwu. He passed away on November 18th, 1971.

Alvan Fisher

Alvan Fisher was an artist in the field of landscape painting. Alvan was born on August 9th, 1792 in Needham, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on February 13th, 1863.

Alvan Clark

Alvan Clark was a scientist in the field of astronomy. Alvan was born on March 8th, 1804 in Ashfield, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on August 19th, 1887.

  • Alvan E. Bovay
  • Alvan Cullem Gillem
    Military Person
  • Alvan Wentworth Chapman
  • Alvan Markle
  • Alvan Flanders
    Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington Territory's At-large District

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alvan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alvan

Marco Alvan

Marco was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Fun Facts about the name Alvan

  • How Popular is the name Alvan? Alvan is the 10,248th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Alvan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,101 babies born with the first name Alvan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alvan to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alvan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alvan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alvan is Tuesday, October 19th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Alvan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alvan was in 1927 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Alvan Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alvan is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Alvan: The name spelled backwards is Navla. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Alanv. How do you pronounce that?
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