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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alves

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  • According to a user from Portugal, the name Alves is of Portuguese origin and means "Son of Alvaro, Alves is an abbreviation of the name Alvares, every Last name in Portuguese that ends with "es" means "son of" originally, like the ending "ez" in Spanish. Today is just a common last name of Portuguese origin.".
  • A user from Tanzania says the name Alves is of English origin and means "All true".
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From Álvares.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Alves

Alves is an athlete for the Araz Naxçivan, Luparense Football Club, and Azerbaijan national futsal team. Alves was born on June 26th, 1984 in Brazil. Alves is also known as Alves.


Alves Henka is an athlete for the Desportivo Chimoio.


Alves Lino is a soccer player.


Alves Bruno is an athlete for the FC Green Boys 77 Harlange-Tarchamps.


Alves David is an athlete for the FC Green Boys 77 Harlange-Tarchamps.


Alves Buachanga is an athlete for the Clube Do Bilene Quelimane.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Alves

Dani Alves is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona, Juazeiro Social Clube, Esporte Clube Bahia, Sevilla FC, Brazil national under-20 football team, and Brazil national football team. Dani was born on May 6th, 1983 in Juazeiro, Brazil.


Camila Alves is a model (people) and designer. Camila was born on January 28th, 1982 in Belo Horizonte. Camila is also known as Alves and Camila.


Bruno Alves is a soccer player for the Fenerbahçe S.K. (football), Varzim S.C., FC Porto, FC Porto B, S.C. Farense, Vitória S.C., AEK Athens F.C., FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, Portugal national under-20 football team, Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Bruno was born on November 27th, 1981 in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal. Bruno is also known as Regufe Alves and Bruno Eduardo.


Thiago was born on October 3rd, 1983 in Fortaleza.


Diego Alves is a soccer player for the Valencia CF, Botafogo Futebol Clube (SP), Clube Atlético Mineiro, UD Almería, Brazil national under-23 football team, and Brazil national football team. Diego was born on June 24th, 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Afonso Alves is a soccer player for the Clube Atlético Mineiro, Örgryte IS, Malmö FF, SC Heerenveen, Middlesbrough F.C., Al Sadd SC, Al-Rayan SC, Al-Gharafa Sports Club, and Brazil national football team. Afonso was born on January 30th, 1981 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


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Popularity of Alves as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alves U.S.
  White 76.99% 64.26%
  African American 11.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.40% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alves

People with the last name Alves are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Alves

  • How Popular is the name Alves? Alves is the 84,216th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alves was the 2,595th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alves have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Alves in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alves? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alves first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alves is Saturday, January 18th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Alves born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alves was in 1920 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Alves: Your name in reverse order is Sevla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leavs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alves? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,882 people with the last name Alves.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alves? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Alves as their last name.

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