Alva Name Meaning & Origin
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My name is Alva and I like my name, because It's different. Even though a lot of people that are not from Sweden, like me, have a hard time pronouncing it.
Alva and Vala are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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Although Alva is feminine-sounding because of its -a ending, it has been used in the 19th-21st centuries as a unisex name.
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My name is Alva and people often call me Alvisch, Alvis and Alv.
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Feminine form of Scandinavian name Alf, meaning "elf" or a short form of female compound names beginning with Alf-, such as Alfhild and Alfrida.
Anglicised form of the Irish Gaelic name Ailbhe, meaning "white, noble bright".
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Alva Myrdal (1902–1986), Swedish Nobel Peace Prize winner
Alva Erskine Belmont (1853–1933), American socialite, suffragette, activist, and feminist
Alva Merlin Colquhoun (born 1942), Australian swimmer and Olympic silver medalist
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