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Gender: Female Pronunciation: mal-VEE-na 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. 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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Comments

Luísa Says:

2015-11-12T23:23:43

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.

Don Giovanni Says:

2015-09-14T18:34:49

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:

2015-09-14T17:49:15

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

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-17T12:40:52

Times have changed

clairels Says:

2015-02-19T03:51:16

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:

2015-02-19T02:08:14

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