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What does Elvire mean?

Elvire Pronunciation of Elvire [elvire] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Elvire is "truly foreign". Elvire is an alternate spelling of Elvira (Old German): Spanish name of Visigothic origin.


9 related forms via Elvira: Alvira, Ellvira, Elva, Elveera, Elvera, Elvie, Elvina, Elvyra and Elwira.

Creative forms:
(female) Elire, Elvier, ..

(male) Elvier, Elvile, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elvire Kadence (E.K.), ..

How popular is Elvire?

Elvire is an unusual first name for women. Elvire is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Elvina, Elvira, Elvie, Elvera, Elva and Alvira are the popular varying forms of Elvire (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Elvyra, are uncommon. These forms of Elvire were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.1%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvira, Elva, Elvera, Elvie, Elvina, Elvira in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Elvire is alike in pronunciation to Alvar. Other recommended names are Almire (see Almera), Alvie, Alvine, Blaire, Claire, Edvige, Eire, Elaine, Elberge (see Alberga), Elfie, Elfre, Elfrea (see Alfreda), Elice, Eline, Elise, Elize, Elkie, Ellice, Ellie, Elmira, Eloise, Elsie, Elvene, Elvi, Elvia, Elvine, Elvis, Evie, Evvie and Klaire. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elvire.

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