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What does Ellvira mean?

Ellvira Pronunciation of Ellvira [el-lvi-ra] as a name for girls is an Old German name, and Ellvira means "truly foreign". Ellvira is an alternate spelling of Elvira (Old German): Spanish name of Visigothic origin.


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

6 more related forms via Elvira: Ella, Elva, Elvie, Elvina, Elvire and Elwira.

Creative forms:
(female) Ellvina, Ellvita, ..

(male) Ellvidas, Ellvier, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ellvira Itzayana (E.I.), ..

How popular is Ellvira?

Ellvira is an unusual first name for females. Ellvira is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Ellvira (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Ella (#18 via latest list), Elvina, Elvira, Elvie, Elvera, Elva and Alvira. These forms of Ellvira were favored as baby names in the 1880s (usage of 0.9%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.6%, 34% less). Ella is more universally found than the rest, while forms such as Elvera are no longer trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elvina, Elvira in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ellvira is pronounced similarly to Alvara and Alvera. Other suggested similar names are Allegra, Alloura, Altaira, Delmira, Earvina, Edira, Eladia, Elaina, Eldora, Electra, Eleisa, Elektra, Elenita, Elettra, Elfrida, Elia, Elicia, Elida, Eligia, Elina, Eliora, Elisa, Elisia, Ellaine, Ellectra (see Electra), Ellektra (see Electra), Elleora, Ellfrida (see Alfreda), Ellga, Elli, Ellia, Elliana, Ellice, Ellie, Ellin, Ellina, Elliora, Ellisha, Ellita, Elliza, Ellma, Ellmeera, Ellmera (see Almera), Ellmeria, Ellsi, Ellura, Ellyza, Elmeera, Elmera, Elmina, Elmira, Elmyra, Elnora, Elodia, Eloisa, Elora, Elouisa, Elpida, Elrica, Elvia, Elviana, Elvine, Elvinia, Elvis, Elzina, Erlina, Ervina, Eulia, Evina, Evita, Fillira, Gevira and Palmira. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ellvira.

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