Gender: Female Meaning of Malvina: "smooth-browed one" Origin of Malvina: Scottish

Malvina Origin and Meaning

The name Malvina is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "smooth-browed one".

An invention of the eighteenth-century romantic poet James Macpherson, in his epic cycle about Ossian, a legendary Celtic hero. Sounds terminally dated today.

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Luísa Says:


I used to think that Malvina was SO old-fashioned.
But I'm getting used to the name and it seems more and more usable over the time.

Filthy Peasant Says:


I've often come across this name while doing genealogy research (esp. during the 1800-1850 timeframe), usually paired with Amanda as a middle name (Amanda Malvina) and sometimes "Vina" as a nickname. I like it, even if its a little too heavy for me to use myself.

amytree Says:


This was my great-great-grandmother's name. As amazing as she was, this sounds like a Disney witch.

Zelliew Says:


Times have changed

clairels Says:


This was my great-grandma's name, which is cool I guess, but I would never use it. It seems terminally stuck in another century.

mother_dragons Says:


Lovely name, but unwearable where I live, since I'm from Argentina