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What does Malvina mean?

Malvina Pronunciation of Malvina [malv-ina] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Malvina is "smooth brow". Literary name coined by James Macpherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossianic poems. Macpherson claimed that these poems were translations of ancient texts, but they were in fact his own creations. Sculptor Malvina Hoffman.

Associated with: smooth (gentle), literary, 18th century, ancient (old).


Malvina has 10 variants: Mal, Malva, Malvie, Maveena, Mavina, Mel, Melva, Melvie, Melvina and Melvine.

1 masculine form: Melvin.

Creative forms:
(female) Maina, Malvna, ..

(male) Malvano, Malvian, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malvina Isabell (M.I.), ..

How popular is Malvina?

Malvina is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#4041 out of 4276, Top 95%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Malvina reached its peak rank of #583 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Melvina, Melva and Malva are the prominent varying forms of Malvina listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Malvina was at its highest 115 years ago (median #1002), but now, versions such as Melva have fallen out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names

Malvina is pronounced similarly to Melvena. Other recommended names are Alvina, Balbina, Calina, Calvina, Calvine, Calvinna, Dalina, Dallina, Davina, Earvina, Elvina, Galina, Gavina, Halina, Jalaina, Kalina, Lavina, Madina, Mahina, Malana, Maleia, Malena, Malia, Malika, Malina, Malinda, Malita, Malkia, Mallina, Marcina, Mareina, Marina, Marlaina, Marleina, Marlina, Marnina, Martina, Marvina, Masina, Massina, Matrina, Maxina, Melaina, Melina, Mellina, Ravina, Salina, Salvia, Salvina, Savina, Silvina, Sylvina, Talina, Valina, Waldina and Waltina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Malvina.

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