Alvar Name Meaning & Origin

Alvar

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a lot of people mistake the name for Oliver if you live in Britain

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From the Old Norse name Alfarr meaning "elf army", formed of the elements alfr "elf" and arr "warrior". --BehindtheName.com

A Swedish name meaning dwarf shrub

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Alvar Aalto, born Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (b. 1898). A celebrated Finnish architect responsible for such master-works as the Viipuri Library (1927-35), the Villa Mairea (1939) and the Säynätsalo Town Hall (1949-52). Additionally, Aalto's involvement with CIAM and the Sunila Pulp Mill town plan in Kotka are seen as significant contributions to Modern ideas of the city. The Paimio Chair (1932) for his Sanatorium project along with several glass vases (1936) designed with his wife, Aino, are iconic furnishings of the Modern period.

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