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Alva 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 Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Alva is "brightness". Also related to Latin Albin. Biblical name rarely used for men or women, in spite of Thomas Alva Edison's fame.
Alva has 2 variant forms: Alba and Alvah.
For more information, see also the related name Alvin.
Baby names that sound like Alva are Alvy and Alfa.
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Popularity of Alva
Alva is a somewhat popular first name for men (#793 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#7632 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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