What does Elva mean?
Elva [el-va] as a girls' name is pronounced EL-vah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Elva is "white". Anglicization of Ailbhe. Also used as a nickname for Elvira, which means "truly foreign".
(female) Eleva, Eloiva, ..
(male) Elevi, Elevo, ..
How popular is Elva?
Elva is a very prominent first name for women (#553 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Elva for girls. Elva reached its top rank of #184 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Ella (#18 from recent data), Elvera, Elvia, Elvie, Elvira, Elvina, Elli, Alfreda, Alva, Alvira, Elfie and Ailbhe are the prominent variation forms of Elva. Other forms, like Alby, are uncommon. These relations of Elva were at the apex of their popularity 135 years ago (usage of 1%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.6%, ▼35%), with versions such as Alfreda falling out of fashion. Ella is more widely used than the rest.
Elva▼ is pronounced similarly to Alvah, Alvie, Elvah, Elvi, Olevia, Olva and Ulva. Other recommended names are Ava▲, Ayva▲, Cleva, Clova, Deva, Dova, Ealga, Eba, Eda▼, Edma, Edna▼, Eeva, Efa, Efua, Eira, Ela, Elah, Elana, Elba, Elbe, Elda▼, Elena▲, Elga, Elia, Elika, Elin, Elisa▲, Elita, Eliz, Eliza▲, Elka, Elke, Ellan, Ellba, Elle▲, Ellga, Ellma, Ellsa, Elma▼, Elna▼, Elona, Elora▲, Elsa, Elsha, Elssa, Elyza, Elza, Ema, Emma▼, Enya, Erga, Eulia, Euna, Eva, Evia, Ewa, Iva▼, Keva, Kiva, Klava, Liva, Melva▼, Nova▲, Riva, Silva, Sylva, Wava and Ziva. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elva.See names in meaning and etymology.