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What does Malva mean?

Malva Pronunciation of Malva [mal-va] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Malva is "slender, delicate". Also a flower name for plants known as mallows.

Associated with: greek, slender (little), delicate (gentle), flower, plants (tree).


Malva has 2 variants: Melva and Melvina.

Affiliated girl names: Malvina, Mauve and Melba.

Creative forms:
(female) Malda, Mayva, ..

(male) Maler, Malman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malva Toni (M.T.), ..

How popular is Malva?

Malva is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Malva is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Malva reached its apex rank of #90 in Sweden in 2009, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 100 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malva name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Melvina, Melva, Melba and Malvina are the popular varying forms of Malva. Usage of these forms of Malva was at its apex 95 years ago (adoption of 0.1%), but now, forms like Melva have become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malvina, Melba, Melva, Melvina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Malva is pronounced similarly to Malvie and Melvie. Other recommended names are Alva, Belva, Hava, Maaja, Maarva, Mada, Madra, Maeja, Maeve, Magda, Mahra, Maia, Maida, Maiga, Maisa, Maiya, Maja, Mal, Mala, Malana, Malcah, Malea, Maleah, Maleia, Malena, Mali, Malia, Malika, Malina, Malka, Malkah, Malke, Malkia, Mally, Manda, Manya, Mara, Marfa, Marga, Maria, Marja, Marla, Marlea, Marna, Marra, Marta, Marva, Marve, Marya, Mata, Matha, Maura, Mave, Mavra, Maya, Mayda, Mayra, Maysa, Mela, Melia, Mella, Melya, Mila, Milka, Milla, Myla, Nava, Olva, Shalva, Silva, Tava, Ulva and Vava. These names tend to be more commonly used than Malva.

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