Alva f

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Female Female Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Alva m for the male version.

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

1) Female form of Alv (see Alf) [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Female form of Alvar [1] [3] [4]

Related Names

Alfva
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Swedish
Alva
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Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Alwa
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Finish Swedish
Álva
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Faroese
Álvá
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Sami
Alvah
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Swedish

See also Alvia, Alvina

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Alvuson Faroe Islands
Ölvuson Iceland

Female

Alvudóttir Faroe Islands
Ölvudóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Alva
Genitive: Alvas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Alva
Accusative: Alvu
Dative: Alvu
Genitive: Alvu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Alva
Genitive: Alvan
Partitive: Alvaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Alva
Accusative: Ölvu
Dative: Ölvu
Genitive: Ölvu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Alva
Genitive: Alvas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Alva
Genitive: Alvas

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

21 February

Sweden Sweden

3 September

Further Information

Pronunciation

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Alva Myrdal, 31 January 1902 – 1 February 1986, Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel laureate NNNobel.png (Peace, 1982)

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[10]
14856 19059 14851 19048 5 11
Denmark Denmark[11]
958
n.a.
957
n.a.
1
n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
n.a.
1402
n.a.
1390
n.a.
12
Iceland Iceland[13]
5 15
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
n.a.
n.a.
1741
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[15]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Statistics as female name

Recent statistics trend[10][11][14][12]:Name statistics for Alva (f)

Sources: [10] [11] [14] [12]


Norwegian historic statistics trend[14]:
Norwegian historic statistics for Alva (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Alva (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Alva (f)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  5. Málráðið: Góðkend fólkanøvn, http://www.malrad.fo/ (Name List by Faroese Language Board)
  6. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  7. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  8. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. 9.0 9.1 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/