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What does Elvah mean?

Elvah Pronunciation of Elvah [el-vah] as a name for girls. The name Elvah means "elf or magical counsel; elf, magical being strength". Elvah is an alternate spelling of Alfreda (Old German, Old English): feminine of Alfred. Elvah is also a derivative of Elfrida (Latin, Old English).

Associated with: elf, magical, strength.


Elvah has 1 variant: Elva.

2 more different relations via Alfreda, Elfrida: Elfie and Elfre.

Creative forms:
(female) Ealvah, Elivah, ..

(male) Eleth, Elevan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elvah Jessa (E.J.), ..

How popular is Elvah?

Elvah is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Elvah is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Elvah (not ranked) are Alfreda, Elfie and Elva. Adoption of these forms of Elvah was at its most widespread a century ago (average #800), but now, forms like Alfreda have become less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elvah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elvah is pronounced similarly to Alva, Alvah, Alvie, Alvy, Elvi, Elvia, Elvie, Elvy, Olva and Ulva. Other suggested similar names are Alah, Aleah, Aliah, Almah, Avah, Eavan, Ednah, Eeva, Eilah, Ela, Elah, Elan, Elanah, Elba, Elda, Elga, Elia, Elian, Elisah, Elish, Elizah, Elka, Ella, Ellan, Elma, Elna, Elsa, Elvis, Elza, Eulah, Eva, Evah, Evan, Kivah, Rivah, Tovah and Zivah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elvah.

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