What does Elvira mean?
Elvira /elvi-ra/ as a girls' name is pronounced el-VYE-rah, el-VEER-ah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Elvira is "truly foreign". Spanish name of Visigothic origin, probably from ali meaning "other, foreign", as in Eleanor, and wêr meaning "true". The name was common in the Middle Ages and first used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century, when it was made familiar as the name of Don Juan's wife in a number of operas and poems.
Elvira▼ has 38 more related forms via Eleanor: Aline▼, El, Elaine▼, Elanor, Eleanora▼, Elen, Elena▲, Eleni, Elenor, Elenora▼, Elenore, Eleonora, Elianora, Elienora, Elinor▼, Elinore▼, Elle▲, Ellen▼, Ellene, Ellenora, Elli, Ellie▲, Ellin, Elliner, Ellinor, Ellinore, Elly, Ellyn, Elna▼, Elnora▼, Elora, Elyn, Enora, Lenora▼, Leora▼, Lina▼, Nora▲ and Norina.Kreatif forms: Elvieir, Elvita. [more]
How popular is Elvira?
Elvira is a very prominent first name for women (#460 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#37200 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Elvira for girls. Elvira reached its highest rank of #252 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Aline, Elaine (#654 2 years ago), Eleanor (#78), Eleanora, Elena (#121), Elenor, Elenora, Eleonora, Elinor, Elinore, Ella (#17), Elle (#395), Ellen (#656), Ellie (#55), Ellinor, Elna, Elnora, Elva, Elvera, Elvie, Elvina, Lenora, Leora, Lina (#767) and Nora (#49) are the prominent variation forms of Elvira. Other forms, like El, are uncommon. These forms of Elvira were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (average #514) and are somewhat less common today (#761, ▼50.8%). Ella is the clear favorite, although Elena seems to be getting popular too, and Elva is no longer trendy. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Elvira and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)