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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alvar

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Alt. Meaning

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

V is for value, the value you place on friendship.

A is for aware, of your surroundings

R is for relax, you know how!

Notable Persons Named Alvar

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was a treasurer, explorer, and author of ''la relación", governor of rio de plata, exploration, and author of ''la relación. Álvar was given the name Birth name: Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1488 in Jerez de la Frontera. He breathed his last breath in 1557.


Alvar Aalto was an architect. Alvar was born on February 3rd, 1898 in Kuortane, Finland. He died on May 11th, 1976.


Ālvār is also known as Kundavai Pirāttiyār.


Alvar Lidell was a radio, announcer, news presenter, radioannouncer, and newsreader. Alvar was given the name Tord Alvar Quan Lidell on September 11th, 1908 in Wimbledon Park. He left this life on January 7th, 1981.


Alvar was born on January 29th, 1935.


Alvar Ellegård was a professor of english. Alvar was born on November 12th, 1919 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He died on February 8th, 2008.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Alvar

Alfredo was born in 1960.


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Popularity of Alvar as a last name

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Common last names for Alvar

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alvar U.S.
  White 53.28% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 22.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alvar

People with the last name Alvar are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alvar

  • How Popular is the name Alvar? Alvar is the 37,772nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Alvar was the 82,317th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alvar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 92 babies born with the first name Alvar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alvar to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alvar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Alvar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alvar is Sunday, May 21st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Alvar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alvar was in 1917 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Alvar: Your name in reverse order is Ravla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lvaar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alvar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 229 people with the last name Alvar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alvar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alvar as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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