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What does Elva mean?

Elva Pronunciation of Elva as a girls' name is pronounced EL-vah. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Elva is "white". Anglicization of Ailbhe. Also used as a nickname for Elvira, which means "truly foreign". Also form of Alfreda. Also form of Elfrida.


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, white


VARIANTS Ailbhe, Elfie, Elvia, Elvie, Elvy


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA AILBHE, ELVIRA Alby, Alva, Alvira, Alvy, Ella, Elli, Ellvira, Elveera, Elvera, Elvina, Elvire, Elvyra, Elwira, Lira



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How popular is Elva?

Elva is a very prominent first name for women (#553 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Elva reached its top rank of #184 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ella (#15 FROM RECENT DATA), Ailbhe, Alfreda, Alva, Alvira, Elfie, Elli, Elvera, Elvia, Elvie, Elvina and Elvira are the prominent variation forms of Elva. Other forms, like Alby, are uncommon. These relations of Elva were at the apex of their popularity 138 years ago (USAGE OF 1.2%) and are now much less widespread (USAGE 0.5%, 60%), with versions such as Elvera falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elva, Alfreda, Alva, Alvira, Elfie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ella, Elli, Elvera, Elvia, Elvie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elvina, Elvira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ailbhe, Alva, Ella, Elvira outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elva is pronounced similarly to Alvah, Alvie, Elvah, Elvi, Olevia, Olva and Ulva. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ava, Ayva, Cleva, Clova, Deva, Dova, Ealga, Eba, Eda, Edma, Edna, Eeva, Efa, Efua, Eira, Ela, Elah, Elana, Elba, Elbe, Elda, Elena, Elga, Elia, Elika, Elin, Elisa, Elita, Eliz, Eliza, Elka, Elke, Ellan, Ellba, Elle, Ellga, Ellma, Ellsa, Elma, Elna, Elona, Elora, Elsa, Elsha, Elssa, Elyza, Elza, Ema, Emma, Enya, Erga, Eulia, Euna, Eva, Evia, Ewa, Iva, Keva, Kiva, Klava, Liva, Melva, Nova, Riva, Silva, Sylva, Wava and Ziva. These names tend to be less commonly used than Elva.

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