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Traits associated with the name Alvin:

Dogs named Alvin tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, intelligence, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Alvin?

Naming your dog Alvin suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy classic pop culture references. It could also suggest that you are a fan of the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise.

Is Alvin a good dog name?

Alvin has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Alvin isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Alvin is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Alvin was, in the past month, the 635th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Alvin is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Alvin was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Alvin's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Alvin is most adored in Delaware, Connecticut and Iowa.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in District of Columbia, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Alvin.

Most popular breeds named Alvin:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Cockapoo
  3. Pug
  4. Maltese
  5. Corgi

Alvin is found in these categories:

british dog names

Associated with Alvin Stardust, a popular British singer in the 70s.

friendly dog names

Alvin echoes warmth, playfulness, and a chipper, approachable demeanor.

scottish dog names

Derived from old English, not directly linked to Scottish culture/language.

old fashioned dog names

Chipmunk fame aside, its popularity peaked in the 1920s!

Dog names like Alvin:

Genuine, bold or brave
Refers to the famous scientist, albert einstein
Old ford crossing place.
Alvin dog name meaning

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Bryahna (Havana, Cuba)
The name Alvin can be the name of a dog, cat or person and other animals. That name is cute and it also shows someone fun and affectionate.
July 15, 2023 ◆ Translated

Let us know what you think of Alvin as a dog name!