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Malvina

Heartmal-VEE-na
Scottish
"smooth-browed one"

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. In Poland, where it was popular at the start of the 20th century, the spelling is Malwina, and it's also had some use in other Eastern European countries.

Fun fact: the Spanish name for the Faulkland Islands is Las Malvinas, but this derives from the French port town of St Malo, rather than from Gaelic.
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Famous People Named Malvina

  • Malvina ReynoldsAmerican folk/blues singer
  • Malvina Lorraine MajorNew Zealand opera singer
  • Malvina HoffmanAmerican sculptor
  • Malvina GarriguesPortuguese,German opera singer
  • Malvina Virginia LongfellowAmerican stage and silent movie actress of the early 20th century
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Malvina in Pop Culture

  • Las Malvinasthe Spanish name for the Falkland Islands
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