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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alvah

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Alt. Meaning

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

V is for versatile, your changeable nature.

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

Notable Persons Named Alvah

Alvah Curtis Roebuck was a watch repairman/businessman and businessperson. Alvah was born on January 9th, 1864 in Lafayette, Indiana. He passed away on June 18th, 1948.

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Alvah was born on June 4th, 1904. He died on July 21st, 1985.

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Alvah Crocker was a Massachusetts State Senate and Massachusetts House of Representatives. His most notable accomplishments were from 1873 to 1874. Alvah was born on October 14th, 1801 in Leominster, Massachusetts. He passed away on December 26th, 1874.

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Alvah was born on July 18th, 1888 in New York City, United States. He passed away on December 19th, 1939.

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Alvah Sabin was a Secretary of State of Vermont. His most notable accomplishments were from 1853 to 1857. Alvah was born on October 23rd, 1793 in Georgia, Vermont. He left this life on January 22nd, 1885.

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Alvah was born on September 13th, 1840 in Lebanon Township, New Jersey, USA. He passed away on December 27th, 1912.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 0 18
1881 6 0 6
1882 13 0 13
1883 18 0 18
1884 11 0 11
1885 23 0 23
1886 8 0 8
1887 10 0 10
1888 14 0 14
1889 11 0 11
1890 12 0 12
1891 9 0 9
1892 11 0 11
1893 11 0 11
1894 10 0 10
1895 14 0 14
1896 17 0 17
1897 10 0 10
1898 5 0 5
1899 10 0 10
1900 16 6 10
1901 7 0 7
1902 12 0 12
1905 7 0 7
1906 5 0 5
1907 9 0 9
1908 5 0 5
1909 9 0 9
1910 6 0 6
1911 16 0 16
1912 25 0 25
1913 31 0 31
1914 44 0 44
1915 52 7 45
1916 62 7 55
1917 30 0 30
1918 48 7 41
1919 33 0 33
1920 45 0 45
1921 28 0 28
1922 35 7 28
1923 48 7 41
1924 44 6 38
1925 50 6 44
1926 49 8 41
1927 42 0 42
1928 35 6 29
1929 33 0 33
1930 36 0 36
1931 28 0 28
1932 41 0 41
1933 33 0 33
1934 28 0 28
1935 21 0 21
1936 27 0 27
1937 13 0 13
1938 19 0 19
1939 20 0 20
1940 17 0 17
1941 24 5 19
1942 24 0 24
1943 21 0 21
1944 24 0 24
1945 13 0 13
1946 22 0 22
1947 21 0 21
1948 11 0 11
1949 19 0 19
1950 26 0 26
1951 16 0 16
1952 16 0 16
1953 16 0 16
1954 28 0 28
1955 19 0 19
1956 21 0 21
1957 15 0 15
1958 16 0 16
1959 11 0 11
1960 7 0 7
1961 9 0 9
1962 9 0 9
1963 6 0 6
1964 5 0 5
1968 8 0 8
1969 10 0 10
1970 9 0 9
1971 10 0 10
1973 10 0 10
1974 7 0 7
1975 6 0 6
1976 7 0 7
1977 7 0 7
1978 5 0 5
1981 6 0 6
1982 6 0 6
1983 7 0 7
1984 5 0 5
1986 5 0 5
2015 5 0 5
2016 6 0 6

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Popularity of Alvah as a first name

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Common last names for Alvah

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Young
  • Hall
  • Thompson
  • Roberts
  • Reynolds
  • Turner
  • Hill

Fun Facts about the name Alvah

  • How Popular is the name Alvah? Alvah is the 7,097th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Alvah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,868 babies born with the first name Alvah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alvah to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alvah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Alvah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alvah is Thursday, August 30th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Alvah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alvah was in 1916 with a total of 55 babies.
  • Random Alvah Factoid: According to the 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alvah is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1926.
  • Weird things about the name Alvah: Your name in reverse order is Havla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lahva. How do you pronounce that?

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