Alva Name Meaning & Origin

Alva

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Alie, Alvie

My name is Alva and people often call me Alvisch, Alvis and Alv.

Meanings and history of the name Alva

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".

Famous real-life people named Alva

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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