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Alva - Meaning of Alva

What does Alva mean?

Meaning of the name AlvaAlvahAlvaritaAlfAlfieAlfy

[ 2 syll. al-va, alv-a ] The baby boy name Alva is also used as a girl name, but it is somewhat more common for boys. It is pronounced as AA-LVaa- †. Alva is largely used in the English and Scandinavian languages, and its origin is Hebrew. The name's meaning is brightness, height, exalted.

Alva is an English and Scandinavian variant of the name Alf (English).

The name Alvah (English and Hebrew) and the name Alvarita (English) are variants of Alva.

See also the related categories, brightness (joy), exalted (holy), hebrew, and scandinavian.

Alva is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1901 with 0.051% of baby boys being given the name Alva. It ranked at #228 then. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is now of very light use. Among all boy names in its group, Alva was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2018. There were times from 1951 to 1951 that the name Alva was given more often to girls, but it is slightly more popular as a baby boy name today.

Baby names that sound like Alva include Aalap, Ailbe, Ailbhe, Albee, Albey, Albi, Albie, Alby, Aleef, Alef, Aleph, Alfee, Alfey, Alfie, Alfo, Alfy, Alif, Alpha, Alphey, and Alphie.

† Pronunciation for Alva: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)"


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