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Meaning and name origin
Alva \a-lva, al-va\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Alva), is pronounced AL-vah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Alva is "white". Also related to Latin Albin. Biblical name rarely used for men or women, in spite of Thomas Alva Edison's fame.
For more information, see also the related boy name Alvin.
Alva is a somewhat popular first name for males (#793 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#7632 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alva for boys (2014 statistics).
Alva is also pronounced similarly to Alvie, Alvy and Elvo. Other suggested similar baby names are Alby, Alf, Alfa, Alfo, Alfy, Alga, Alia, Alpha, Alta, Aluf, Alvan, Alvar and Ava. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alva.
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