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Elva

What does Elva mean?

Elva Pronunciation of 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".

Associated with: irish, white.

Variations

Elva has 5 variants: Ailbhe, Elfie, Elvia, Elvie and Elvy.

Related girl names: Elvis, Alfreda and Elfrida.

14 more alternative forms via Ailbhe, Elvira: Alby, Alva, Alvira, Alvy, Ella, Elli, Ellvira, Elveera, Elvera, Elvina, Elvire, Elvyra, Elwira and Lira.

Creative forms:
(female) Eleva, Eloiva, ..

(male) Elevi, Elevo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elva Kalani (E.K.), ..

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)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elva name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elva, Alfreda, Alva, Alvira, Elfie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ella, Elli, Elvera, Elvia, Elvie in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

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.

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