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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 has 5 variant forms: Ailbhe, Elfie, Elvia, Elvie and Elvy.

For more information, see also related girl names Elvis, Alfreda and Elfrida.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elva name in U.S.

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elvie, Alfreda, Elvia, Elvira, Elva in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.