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What does Malva mean?

Malva Pronunciation of Malva as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Malva is "slender, delicate". Also a flower name for plants known as mallows. Also form of Malvina. Also form of Mauve. Also form of Melba.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, slender (little), delicate (gentle), flower, plants (tree)


VARIANTS Melva, Melvina

(female) Malda, ..

(male) Maler, ..

Malva Bryn (M.B.), ..

How popular is Malva?

Malva is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Malva is an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Malva reached its apex rank of #90 in Sweden in 2009, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 100 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Malvina, Melba, Melva and Melvina are the popular varying forms of Malva. Usage of these forms of Malva was at its apex 98 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.1%), but now, forms like Melvina have become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malvina, Melba, Melva, Melvina in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Malva is pronounced similarly to Malvie and Melvie. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alva, Belva, Hava, Maaja, Maarva, Mada, Madra, Maeja, Maeve, Magda, Mahra, Maia, Maida, Maiga, Maisa, Maiya, Maja, Mal, Mala, Malana, Malcah, Malea, Maleah, Maleia, Malena, Mali, Malia, Malika, Malina, Malka, Malkah, Malke, Malkia, Mally, Manda, Manya, Mara, Marfa, Marga, Maria, Marja, Marla, Marlea, Marna, Marra, Marta, Marva, Marve, Marya, Mata, Matha, Maura, Mave, Mavra, Maya, Mayda, Mayra, Maysa, Mela, Melia, Mella, Melya, Mila, Milka, Milla, Myla, Nava, Olva, Shalva, Silva, Tava, Ulva and Vava. These names tend to be more commonly used than Malva.

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