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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 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 name Alvin.

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.

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Popularity of Alva

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).

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