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Gender: Female Meaning of Elva: "leader of the elves" Origin of Elva: Irish

The name Elva is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "leader of the elves". Elva and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Elva is the anglicized version of Ailbhe, growing more popular in Ireland.

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Famous People Named Elva

Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese pop singer
Elva Elizabeth Goulbourne, Jamaican Olympic long jumper
Elva Dryer, American Olympic runner
Elva Roscoe Kendall, male U.S. Congressman from Kentucky
Elva Ruby Connes Miller, American novelty singer
Elva Nampeyo, American studio potter
Elva Dornan, daughter of actor Jamie Dornan

Pop Culture References for the name Elva

Elva, character in the Inheritance Cycle books by Christopher Paolini

Elvia, Elfie, Ailbhe, Elvie


Ginger Says:


I am guessing Norwegian.

KaiLun Says:


What's your native language?

ClimenceAliceMarie Says:


My great grandmother's first name. Her middle was Parthenia. It has a country girl feel to me. I guess it is because I new many women from the depression era who raised in the country life style, that held this name. It feels familiar and homey in a sentimental way.

Daphodil Says:


Beautiful name and meaning. It actually means "(the) river" in my native language.