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Alva meaning and name origin
Alva \a-lva, al-va\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Alva), is pronounced AL-vah. It is of Swedish origin, and the meaning of Alva is "elf". Also Anglicised form of the traditional Irish Gaelic name Ailbhe, meaning "white, noble bright". Better known as a man's name, as in Thomas Alva Edison.
Alva has 7 variant forms: Alba, Albina, Albine, Albinia, Allie, Alvah and Alvit.
For more information, see also the related name Alvarita.
Baby names that sound like Alva are Elva, Alvy, Alfa, Olva and Ulva.
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Popularity of Alva
Alva is a very popular first name for women (#1172 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7632 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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