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 is often added to lists like Unusual Antique Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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

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Pop Culture References for the name Elva

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.