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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.

Alva has 2 variant forms: Alba and Alvah.

For more information, see also the related boy name Alvin.

There are 2 feminine forms of Alva: Allie and Alvarita.


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 (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alva name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alva and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Albin, Alva, Alvah and Alvin. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Albin, Alva, Alvah, Alvin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Albin, Alvin outside U.S.

Similar Names

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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