Alva Meaning and Origin

A name common to Sweden and Norway, this moniker is a great alternative to Ava.

The name Alva is a girl’s name meaning “white, elf” and is of English, Swedish Scandinavian origin. Anglicized form of Irish name Ailbhe from Old Irish albho ‘white’. In medieval times this was used as a boy’s name but has since been revived mainly as a girl’s name.

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