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What does Alvaro mean?

Alvaro Pronunciation of Alvaro [al-varo] as a boys' name is pronounced AL-vah-roh. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alvaro is "all guard". A Visigothic given name.

Associated with: guard (defender).


Alvaro has 1 variant: Alavaro.

Affiliated boy name: Alvar.

Creative forms:
(male) Alvaar, Arvaro, ..

(female) Alado, Alvaal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alvaro Phoenix (A.P.), ..

How popular is Alvaro?

Alvaro is a somewhat popular first name for men (#619 out of 1220, Top 51%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#23968 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alvaro was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top position of #511 in the U.S. in 2000, and is presently at #909. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Alvaro is alike in pronunciation to Alverio. Other recommended names are Aaro, Alano, Alard, Albano, Albaro, Albern, Albert, Alberto, Alcado, Alford, Alfre, Algar, Alhard (see Allard), Alhart, Aliard, Allard, Allart, Allvar, Alva, Alvah, Alvan, Alvarso (see Alvar), Alvern, Alvert, Alvertos (see Albert) and Claro. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alvaro.

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