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856
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Elvira

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A medieval Spanish royal name, of probably Gothic origin, and debated meaning. It became famous outside Spain after its appearance in Mozart's Don Giovanni (1787).

  1. A female given name, in quiet use since the 19th century.
  2. An ancient name for the city of Granada.

Elvira was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Danish, Faroese, German, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Elvira

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Elvira Wayans is a screenwriter. She has been prominent since 2004. Elvira was born in New York City.

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Elvira Nabiullina is a Governor of the Bank of Russia. Elvira was born on October 29th, 1963 in Ufa, Soviet Union.

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Irán Eory was an actress and former model. She was most prominent from 1954 to 2002. Irán was given the name Elvira Teresa Eory Sidi on October 21st, 1937 in Tehran. She left this life on March 10th, 2002.

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Elvira Kurt is a comedian. Elvira was born on December 9th, 1961.

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She holds the title Puteri Indonesia 2014 and Miss Universe Indonesia 2014. Elvira was given the name Elvira Devinamira Wirayanti on June 28th, 1993 in Surabaya.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Elvira

Nacho was born on February 17th, 1987. Nacho is also known as Elvira and Ignacio.

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Pablo was born on September 24th, 1937. He left this life on February 5th, 2000.

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Ángel Elvira is an athlete for the Tigres UANL Premier.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 30 30 0
1881 38 38 0
1882 31 31 0
1883 26 26 0
1884 39 39 0
1885 53 53 0
1886 59 59 0
1887 51 51 0
1888 59 59 0
1889 60 60 0
1890 64 64 0
1891 53 53 0
1892 81 81 0
1893 74 74 0
1894 84 84 0
1895 94 94 0
1896 114 114 0
1897 103 103 0
1898 113 113 0
1899 104 104 0
1900 135 135 0
1901 105 105 0
1902 137 137 0
1903 110 110 0
1904 116 116 0
1905 138 138 0
1906 123 123 0
1907 154 154 0
1908 179 179 0
1909 196 196 0
1910 213 213 0
1911 230 230 0
1912 305 305 0
1913 327 327 0
1914 405 405 0
1915 465 465 0
1916 567 567 0
1917 589 589 0
1918 575 575 0
1919 553 553 0
1920 592 592 0
1921 574 568 6
1922 574 574 0
1923 553 553 0
1924 584 579 5
1925 527 527 0
1926 532 532 0
1927 524 524 0
1928 481 481 0
1929 514 514 0
1930 486 480 6
1931 386 379 7
1932 414 409 5
1933 307 307 0
1934 316 311 5
1935 294 294 0
1936 282 282 0
1937 237 237 0
1938 274 274 0
1939 238 238 0
1940 244 239 5
1941 231 231 0
1942 229 229 0
1943 244 244 0
1944 222 222 0
1945 221 221 0
1946 247 242 5
1947 253 253 0
1948 252 252 0
1949 237 237 0
1950 230 230 0
1951 204 204 0
1952 239 239 0
1953 238 238 0
1954 251 251 0
1955 233 233 0
1956 218 218 0
1957 195 195 0
1958 213 213 0
1959 192 192 0
1960 189 189 0
1961 202 202 0
1962 185 185 0
1963 188 188 0
1964 164 164 0
1965 170 170 0
1966 164 164 0
1967 148 148 0
1968 150 150 0
1969 163 163 0
1970 152 152 0
1971 149 149 0
1972 119 119 0
1973 135 135 0
1974 159 159 0
1975 139 139 0
1976 146 146 0
1977 118 118 0
1978 141 141 0
1979 134 134 0
1980 126 126 0
1981 162 162 0
1982 139 139 0
1983 120 120 0
1984 115 115 0
1985 112 112 0
1986 102 102 0
1987 90 90 0
1988 105 105 0
1989 100 100 0
1990 159 159 0
1991 123 123 0
1992 106 106 0
1993 98 98 0
1994 90 90 0
1995 85 85 0
1996 87 87 0
1997 93 93 0
1998 100 100 0
1999 79 79 0
2000 96 96 0
2001 79 79 0
2002 89 89 0
2003 66 66 0
2004 65 65 0
2005 79 79 0
2006 67 67 0
2007 72 72 0
2008 50 50 0
2009 61 61 0
2010 41 41 0
2011 33 33 0
2012 52 52 0
2013 57 57 0
2014 55 55 0
2015 50 50 0
2016 67 67 0
2017 66 66 0

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Popularity of Elvira as a first name

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Popularity of Elvira as a last name

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Common last names for Elvira

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  • Martinez
  • Johnson
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Smith
  • Hernandez
  • Sanchez
  • Perez
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Brown
  • Garza
  • Ramirez
  • Rivera
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  • Torres
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Elvira U.S.
  White 6.66% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Elvira

People with the last name Elvira are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Elvira

  • How Popular is the name Elvira? Elvira is the 1,464th most popular name of all time. As a last name Elvira was the 28,001st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Elvira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,685 babies born with the first name Elvira in the United States. That's more than enough people named Elvira to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Elvira? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 30 new born babies.
  • When was Elvira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Elvira is Monday, September 23rd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Elvira born? The highest recorded use of the first name Elvira was in 1920 with a total of 592 babies.
  • Random Elvira Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Elvira ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 15 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Elvira: Your name in reverse order is Arivle. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Revali. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Elvira? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 856 people with the last name Elvira.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Elvira? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Elvira as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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