What does Elva mean?
Elva /el-va/ [2 sylls.] 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".
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. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Elva for girls. Elva reached its top rank of #191 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Ella (#17 last year), Elvie, Elvina, Elvira, Elvia, Alfreda, Alva, Ailbhe and Elvera are the prominent variation forms of Elva. Forms like Elveera are uncommon. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4105%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0983%, ▼76.1%), with versions such as Alva, Elvera, Alfreda, Elva and Elvina falling out of fashion. Ella (#17) is the most chic girl name in this compilation, with this name undergoing a revival in popularity. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Elva and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Elva▼ is pronounced similarly to Alvah, Elvah, Elvi, Olva and Ulva. Other recommended similar baby names are Eeva, Ela, Elba▼, Elbe, Elga, Elia, Elka, Ellba, Elma▼, Elna▼, Elsa▲, Elza and Eva▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elva.