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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 Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Alva is "white". Anglicized form of the traditional name Ailbhe, derived from Old Irish albho. In medieval times this was a boy's name, but now it is used more for girls.

Alva has 7 variant forms: Alba, Albina, Albine, Albinia, Allie, Alvah and Alvit.

For more information, see also the related name Alvarita.

Alva is also pronounced similarly to Alvie, Alvy, Elva, Elvah, Elvi, Elvia, Elvy, Olva and Ulva. Other suggested similar baby names are Ala, Albia, Alby, Alda, Alea, Alfa, Alfi, Alfy, Alia, Alivia, Alla, Alma, Alpha, Alta, Alufa, Alvar, Alya and Ava.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Alva.


Popularity of Alva

Alva is a very popular first name for females (#1172 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7632 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Alva name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Alva with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


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