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What does Alvira mean?

Alvira Pronunciation of Alvira [alvi-ra] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and Alvira means "truly foreign". Alvira is a variant form of Elvira (Old German): Spanish name of Visigothic origin.


Alvira has 4 variants: Ellvira, Elveera, Elvera and Elvyra.

6 more relations via Elvira: Elva, Elvie, Elvina, Elvire, Elwira and Lira.

Creative forms:
(female) Alviar, Arvira, ..

(male) Alvian, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alvira Ximena (A.X.), ..

How popular is Alvira?

Alvira is an unusual first name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#37591 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Alvira reached its highest rank of #1219 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvira name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alvira outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Alvira are Elva, Elvera, Elvie, Elvina and Elvira. Usage of these relations of Alvira was well-received during 1900-1909 (average #672), but now, versions such as Elvira have become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvira, Elva, Elvera, Elvie, Elvina, Elvira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elvira outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alvira is pronounced similarly to Alvara and Alvera. Other suggested similar names are Adira, Akira, Alaia, Alaida, Alaina, Alair, Alaisa, Alberga, Albert, Alberta, Albia, Albina, Alcina, Aldara, Aldina, Aldora, Alegra, Aleida, Alfre, Alfri (see Alfreda), Alfrida, Alia, Alica, Alida, Alika, Alima, Alina, Alisa, Alita, Alivia, Aliya, Aliza, Allfry (see Alfreda), Allia, Allida, Allina, Allisa, Allura, Almera, Almida, Almina, Almira, Almirah, Almire (see Almera), Almita, Almyra, Aloisa, Alsina, Altaira, Aludra, Alura, Alva, Alvar, Alvarita, Alvena, Alverta, Alvie, Alvina, Alvine, Alvinia, Alvit, Alvita, Alyvia, Alzina, Amira, Ashira, Avia, Avila, Aviva, Elmira, Elvia and Gevira. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alvira.

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