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Elvira meaning and name origin

Elvira \e-lvi-ra, el-vira\ as a girl's 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 wr 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 12 variant forms: Alvira, Ella, Ellvira, Elva, Elveera, Elvera, Elvie, Elvina, Elvire, Elvyra, Elwira and Lira.

Elvira is also pronounced similarly to Alvara and Alvera. Other suggested similar baby names are Elmira and Elvia.

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Popularity of Elvira

Elvira is a very popular first name for females (#460 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21621 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Elvira name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Elvira with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Elvira name in U.S.

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