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Gender: Female Meaning of Elvira: "white, fair" Origin of Elvira: Spanish

The name Elvira is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "white, fair". Elvira and is often added to lists like Halloween Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

From the experts:

Before there was the campy TV Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Elvira was the long-suffering wife of Don Juan, and remnants of those negative, gothic images still cling to it, though they are fading.

Other references include the romantic film Elvira Madigan, based on a real person, and the main ghostly character in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, as well as appearances in several operas.

Elvira was in common use in the US in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, remaining in the Top 1000 until 1981; it's still popular in Scandinavia, ranking Number 39 in Sweden.

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Famous People Named Elvira

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, stage name of Cassandra Peterson, American actress and TV personality
Elvira "Elli" Parvo, Italian actress
Elvira Mi­nguez, Spanish actress
Elvira Dones, Albanian novelist and screenwriter
Elvira Devinamira Wirayanti, Miss Indonesia 2014
Elvira Possekel, German Olympic runner
Elvira Zurabovna Todua, Russian footballer
Elvira Kunis, mother of American actress Mila Kunis
Elvira Madigan, stage name of Danish tightrope walker Hedvig Jensen
Elvira Rahic, Bosnian folk-pop singer
Elvira Wayans, American TV writer

Pop Culture References for the name Elvira

Elvira, character in some of the operas and poems on Don Juan
Elvira Hancock, character in movie "Scarface"
Elvira Slayer, character in "Sims" series
Elvira, song by the "Oak Ridge Boys"
Elvira, character in Helen Dunmore's 'Ingo' books
Elvira Martinez, main character in Mexican film 'Elvira, te daría mi vida pero la estoy usando'

Elva, Elvina, Elvyra, Vira, Elveera, Ellvira

Elvira's International Variations

Alviria (German) Elvéra, Elvire (French) Alvira, Albira (Spanish) Elvera (Italian) Elwira (Polish)