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What does Alvah mean?

Alvah Pronunciation of Alvah [al-vah] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Alvah) means "white". Alvah is an alternate spelling of Alva (Irish, Gaelic): also related to Latin Albin.

Associated with: white.


1 different relation via Alva: Alba.

Creative forms:
(male) Alar, Arvah, ..

(female) Alavi, Alvahi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alvah Landan (A.L.), ..

How popular is Alvah?

Alvah is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Alvah is also an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alvah was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #514 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Alva and Alba are the prominent related forms of Alvah. Adoption of these relations of Alvah reached its highest during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.07%), but now, forms such as Alvah have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvah, Alba, Alva in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alvah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alvah is alike in pronunciation to Alvie, Alvy, Elvio and Elvo. Other suggested similar names are Abiah, Adnah, Alan, Alban, Aldan, Alfa, Alga, Algar, Alia, Allan, Allvar, Alta, Aluph, Alvan, Alvar, Alvaro, Alven, Alvin, Alvis, Alvyn, Alvys, Arvad, Ava, Aviah and Eljah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alvah.

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