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What does Elwira mean?

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


11 alternative forms via Elvira: Alvira, Ella, Ellvira, Elva, Elveera, Elvera, Elvie, Elvina, Elvire, Elvyra and Lira.

Creative forms:
(female) Elwier, Elwila, ..

(male) Elwier, Elwima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Elwira Hadley (E.H.), ..

How popular is Elwira?

Elwira is an uncommon given name for females. Elwira is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Elwira (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Alvira, Ella (#18 via latest list), Elva, Elvera, Elvie, Elvina and Elvira. Other variants, like Elvire, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Elwira was at its most widespread 135 years ago (adoption of 0.9%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.6%, 34% less), with versions such as Elvira becoming less in vogue. Ella is the most trendy birth name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Elwira is alike in pronunciation to Allura, Alura, Eleora, Eleri, Eliora, Eliorah, Elleora, Elliora, Ellura and Elora. Other recommended names are Almira, Edira, Edwina, Eira, Elaina, Eldora, Eleisa, Elgiva, Elia, Elida, Elika, Elina, Elisa, Elita, Eliza, Ellia, Ellina, Ellita, Elliza, Elmera, Elmina, Elmira, Elmyra, Elnora, Eloisa, Elpida, Elrica, Elvia, Elzina and Erwina. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elwira.

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