[ 3 syll. al-va-ro, alv-aro ] The baby boy name Alvaro is pronounced as aeLVAA-Row- †. Alvaro is an Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and English name of Old English and Gothic origin. From Gothic roots, its meaning is guard of all - in this context, Alvaro can be used in the English and Spanish languages. A two-element name, it is derived from the elements 'al' meaning all ; 'war' guard. Alewar (Gothic) is an older form of Alvaro. Álvaro was a Germanic surname introduced to Spain by the Visigoths, who invaded 5th-century East Germany and caused the collapse of the Roman empire. The surname has been recorded in forms such as Albarez, Alvarez, Alvares, Alvar, and Alvaro. The name was borne by various characters in the Spanish epic the Cantar de Mio Cid, known also as Song of My Cid. It was later popularized in Italy, probably due to a central character named Don Alvaro in Verdi's opera The Force of Destiny (1862).
Alvaro is an Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish variant of the name Alvar (Catalan, English, Scandinavian, and Spanish).
The name Alvara (Italian) is the female equivalent of Alvaro.
Alvaro has 18 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Alavaro, Alavero, Albaro, Alvar, Alvareo, Alvarez, Alvario, Alvarso, Alverio, Alvero, Àlvar, and Lalo. The diminutive forms Alvey and Alvy are other English variants.
Alvaro is somewhat popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity jumped from the 1960s up to the 2000s. At the height of its usage in 2000, 0.021% of baby boys were given the name Alvaro. It ranked at #511 then. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.013% and its ranking #850, but it was nonetheless the most widely used within all boy names in its group.
Baby names that sound like Alvaro include Alvarro, Albaro, Albero, Alvara, Alvareo, Alvero, Olafur, Oliver, Olliver, Alavaro, Alavero, Alvario, Alverio, Ullivieri, Oliverio, Albar, Albert, Alfre, Alfrey, and Alvar.
† Pronunciation for Alvaro: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"