Meaning and name origin
Elva \e-lva, el-va\ as a girl's 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".
Elva is a very popular first name for females (#553 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Elva for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Elva and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Elvie, Alfreda, Elvia, Ailbhe, Elvira and Elva. (2014 statistics).
Elva is also pronounced similarly to Alva, Alvah, Alvy, Elvah, Elvi, Olva and Ulva. Other suggested similar baby names are Eeva, Ela, Elba, Elbe, Elga, Elia, Elka, Ella, Ellba, Elma, Elna, Elsa, Elza and Eva. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elva.