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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Alva

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Alva in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Alva:

  • Records indicate that 6,406 girls in the United States have been named Alva since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 196 people in the U.S. were given the name Alva. Those people are now 102 years old.

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  • "I know that Alva is a unique name, I would love to have another unique name but not alva... I hate the name alva it sounds like something boring and soft... Im from sweden and when im in an english speaking country i dont even want to tell them my name because it sound worse in english..." Jul. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

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  • "My name is Alva and I am female. My mother is the only one eho likes the name. My father and the rest of the family wont call me by that name. My friends call me Alva. I used to hate it but because its so unique and rare, I like it now. People always mispronounce it though. I get "alba" alot. Ihave met no males with this name but about4 females in 42 years." Apr. 4, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Correctly a male name, as in Thomas Alva Edison, but occasionally given to girls 100 years ago because of its similarity to Alma. Though in America this is a grandad-granny name, it's quite popular as a girl's name in Sweden, though there were Swedish girls a century ago named Alva - Greta Garbo's elder sister, for one." Jul. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Borne by Gunnar Myrdal's wife and by Greta Garbo's elder sister Alva Gustafson. Unfortunately, the latter died in 1925 aged only 22." Jun. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i don't really like the sound of it but if i knew someone with that name i would get used to it and actually at the moment im starting to find it individual and interesting, but i still haven't got round to liking it...that much-sorry al the alva's out there" Aug. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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