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What does Belva mean?

Belva Pronunciation of Belva [bel-va] as a girls' name. Possibly a variant on Bell, though it may have a Latin root and mean "beautiful view". Author Belva Plain.

Associated with: beautiful.


Belva has 1 variant: Bellva.

Affiliated girl names: Bella and Belle.

2 more relations via Bell: Bel and Belle.

Creative forms:
(female) Belna, Berva, ..

(male) Belfa, Belve, ..

Middle name pairings:
Belva Elle (B.E.), ..

How popular is Belva?

Belva is a very prominent first name for women (#1273 out of 4276, Top 30%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Belva entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #403 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Bella (#74 in recent rankings), Belle (#1053) and Bell are the popular related forms of Belva. These relations of Belva were popular as birth names in the year 2010 (average #1375) and are somewhat less popular today (#1281, 33% less usage), with forms like Bell falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Belva, Bell, Bella, Belle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Belva is pronounced similarly to Belvia. Other suggested similar names are Alva, Bea, Beata, Beba, Bebba, Becca, Becka, Beda, Beea, Bekka, Belen, Belia, Belita, Belona, Bena, Bera, Berna, Berta, Beta, Betha, Betia, Betta, Beula, Bev, Bevvy, Beyla, Billa, Byla, Deva, Eeva, Elva, Keeva, Keva, Malva, Melva, Neiva, Neva, Olva, Reeva, Reva, Silva, Sylva, Ulva, Veeva, Yeva and Zeeva. These names tend to be less commonly used than Belva.

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