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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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Alvarita.
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 name popularity of the name Alva for girls (2014 statistics).
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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alva.
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