Alva

First Name
20k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
6k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alva

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  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Alva is of Portuguese origin and means "Dawn, Daybreak, Aurora (noun) Fair (adjective)".

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Notable Persons Named Alva

Alva was given the name Alva Erskine Smith on January 17th, 1853 in Mobile, Alabama. Alva is also known as Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont. She left this life on January 26th, 1933.

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Alice White was an actress. Her career lasted from 1927 to 1949. Alice was given the name Alva White on August 24th, 1904 in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S. She breathed her last breath on February 19th, 1983.

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Alva Adams was a Governor of Colorado. Alva was born on May 14th, 1850 in Iowa County, Wisconsin. He passed away on November 1st, 1922.

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Alva R. Fitch is a military person. His military service ended in 34.

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Alva B. Adams was a senator. Alva was born on October 29th, 1875 in Del Norte, Colorado. He left this life on December 1st, 1941.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alva

Tony Alva is a skateboarder, entrepreneur, musician, and skateboarding. Tony was born on September 2nd, 1957 in United States.

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Margaret Alva is a Governor of Gujarat, Governor of Rajasthan, Governor of Uttarakhand, and Governor of Goa. Margaret was born on April 14th, 1942 in Mangalore. Margaret is also known as Nazareth and Margaret.

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Chad was born on January 11th, 1985 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.

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Jeevaraj was born in 1947. He breathed his last breath in 2001.

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Pedro Suárez-Vértiz is a pop music, latin music (genre), pop rock, and ska musician. He plays Guitar, Piano, Harmonica, Keyboard instrument, Drum kit, and Vocals. Pedro was given the name Pedro Martín José María Suárez-Vértiz Alva on February 13th, 1969.

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Niret Alva is a co-founder, chairman miditech, miditech pvt. ltd., and chairmanmiditech. He has been prominent since 1988.

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How popular is the baby name Alva in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 87 17 70
1881 83 13 70
1882 98 13 85
1883 78 6 72
1884 71 9 62
1885 63 17 46
1886 85 21 64
1887 90 32 58
1888 106 32 74
1889 84 22 62
1890 103 35 68
1891 92 26 66
1892 114 40 74
1893 107 41 66
1894 126 50 76
1895 135 61 74
1896 144 76 68
1897 120 51 69
1898 123 56 67
1899 100 39 61
1900 140 67 73
1901 108 49 59
1902 114 54 60
1903 108 58 50
1904 98 49 49
1905 115 58 57
1906 129 65 64
1907 133 74 59
1908 96 60 36
1909 138 70 68
1910 141 80 61
1911 141 83 58
1912 263 125 138
1913 309 142 167
1914 299 121 178
1915 408 146 262
1916 436 176 260
1917 478 161 317
1918 469 196 273
1919 438 174 264
1920 451 173 278
1921 454 165 289
1922 420 174 246
1923 423 149 274
1924 440 167 273
1925 393 154 239
1926 415 156 259
1927 410 165 245
1928 370 162 208
1929 366 126 240
1930 328 120 208
1931 348 135 213
1932 312 137 175
1933 273 117 156
1934 274 119 155
1935 263 117 146
1936 282 105 177
1937 273 118 155
1938 256 100 156
1939 256 117 139
1940 235 98 137
1941 195 93 102
1942 222 91 131
1943 245 97 148
1944 195 83 112
1945 182 67 115
1946 193 79 114
1947 226 95 131
1948 203 88 115
1949 195 84 111
1950 177 80 97
1951 157 91 66
1952 178 81 97
1953 132 67 65
1954 158 90 68
1955 179 97 82
1956 145 86 59
1957 138 80 58
1958 131 73 58
1959 119 52 67
1960 119 59 60
1961 119 54 65
1962 127 75 52
1963 97 52 45
1964 107 56 51
1965 97 53 44
1966 83 44 39
1967 76 39 37
1968 83 49 34
1969 90 38 52
1970 84 49 35
1971 81 45 36
1972 58 29 29
1973 68 30 38
1974 54 27 27
1975 57 31 26
1976 53 29 24
1977 54 27 27
1978 59 28 31
1979 41 22 19
1980 62 36 26
1981 49 33 16
1982 48 26 22
1983 44 28 16
1984 28 16 12
1985 48 35 13
1986 34 19 15
1987 23 14 9
1988 44 31 13
1989 57 41 16
1990 38 26 12
1991 24 17 7
1992 35 22 13
1993 34 23 11
1994 20 12 8
1995 27 12 15
1996 26 17 9
1997 16 6 10
1998 22 14 8
1999 19 8 11
2000 29 18 11
2001 14 8 6
2002 13 13 0
2003 22 17 5
2004 26 17 9
2005 17 12 5
2006 5 5 0
2007 24 14 10
2008 20 15 5
2009 12 12 0
2010 23 17 6
2011 13 13 0
2012 14 14 0
2013 21 14 7
2014 18 12 6
2015 25 19 6
2016 36 26 10
2017 34 21 13

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Popularity of Alva as a first name

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Popularity of Alva as a last name

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Common last names for Alva

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Clark
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Walker
  • Young
  • Hall
  • Baker

Common first names for Alva

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alva U.S.
  White 10.31% 64.26%
  African American 0.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 84.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alva

People with the last name Alva are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alva

  • What name lists does Alva rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Alva? Alva is the 1,688th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alva was the 5,750th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,853 babies born with the first name Alva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alva to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 87 new born babies.
  • When was Alva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alva is Thursday, February 21st, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Alva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alva was in 1917 with a total of 317 babies.
  • Random Alva Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alva ranks 54th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 9 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Alva: Your name in reverse order is Avla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laav. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alva? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,026 people with the last name Alva.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alva? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Alva as their last name.

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