Elvira Name Meaning & Origin

Elvira

Pronunciation: ehl-VIY-rə, ehl-VEE-rə (key)

Origin of the name Elvira:

Of uncertain derivation, most believe it to be of Germanic origin and give it the definition "amiable, friendly."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Elvira: | Edit

The Spanish pronunciation is el-VEE-ra.

Personal experiences with the name Elvira: | Edit

It's my middle name and I received it because it was my great-grandmother's middle name too. I've never really minded it, except it's a bit hard to pronounce for some and then there's those people who insist on calling you Elvira Madigan all the time.

Elvira is also my middle name, and I also recieved it, but from my grandmother. It was her name. She came from Italy, had 6 kids, and she was a very strong woman. She would learn anything just by watching someone do it once, just for her kids. She could paint her whole house in less than a few hours. I think Elvira is a very beautiful name, although I do get teased for it and get called “Aloe Vera” because of how we pronounce it. (El-Vay-rah)

Nicknames for Elvira: | Edit

Elli, Elvi

Meanings and history of the name Elvira: | Edit

elf-like

Elira/Alira can be alternatives

True beautiful and the color white

Famous real-life people named Elvira: | Edit

Elvira of Castile, Queen of Sicily, wife of Roger II,
Elvira de Hidalgo, Spanish singer, mentor of Maria Callas
Elvira Kurt, Canadian comedian
Elvira Madigan (born Hedvig Antoinette Isabella Eleonore Jensen), Danish tightrope walker and trick rider whose tragic death inspired the eponymous 1967 film
Elvira Nikolaisen, Norwegian singer-songwriter
Elvira Notari, Italian filmmaker

Elvira in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Elvira", song by the Oak Ridge Boys
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, wisecracking vampire TV hostess character played by Cassandra Peterson
Elvira Condomine, title character in Noel Coward's comedy "Blithe Spirit"
Elvira Valton, heroine of Bellini's opera "I puritani"
Elvira, character in Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni"
Elvira, character in one of the Love Comes Softly books (set of 8)

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