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What does Alvar mean?

Alvar Pronunciation of Alvar [al-var] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Alvar) is pronounced AL-vah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alvar is "elf or magical army, warrior". From Aelfhere. Also possibly an anglicized form of Spanish Alvaro, meaning "all guard" in Old German. Architect Alvar Aalto.

Associated with: old english, elf, magical, guard (defender), old.


Alvar has 5 variants: Albaro, Allvar, Alvaro, Alvarso and Alverio.

1 more relation via Alvaro: Alavaro.

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

(female) Alar, Alvari, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alvar Ezra (A.E.), ..

How popular is Alvar?

Alvar is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#92217 out of 150436, Top 61%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Alvar (outside Top 2000) is Alvaro (#909 from current records). Adoption of this form of Alvar was at its highest 2 decades ago (#511) and is somewhat less today. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvaro in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abnar, Adar, Adlar, Akbar, Alair, Alamar, Alan, Alard, Alba, Alban, Aldan, Alfa, Alga, Algar, Alger, Alhard (see Allard), Alhart, Alia, Aliard, Allan, Allard, Allart, Allgar (see Alger), Alomar, Alta, Altaer, Altair, Altayr, Alter, Alva, Alvah, Alvan, Alven, Alvern, Alvert, Alvie, Alvin, Alvis, Alvy, Alvyn, Alvys, Ammar, Anwar, Arvad, Ava, Aylmar, Davar, Elgar, Ellar, Elmar, Halvar, Ilar, Ivar, Lavar and Ulmar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alvar.

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