Alva is a boy name and means brightness. It is a Hebrew name and its pronunciation is \a-lva, al-va\. Other similar names and variants include: Alba, Alvah, Alvin. Alva is a somewhat popular first name for men (#793 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7632 out of 88799).
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Alva over the years and Alva's popularity rank:

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Famous actors named Alva and their movies

Alva Rogers
Alva Rogers
  • No. of movies: 1
Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

Directed by: Julie Dash

Starring: Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarao, Trula Hoosier

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Famous writers named Alva and their books

Alva Johnston
Alva Johnston
  • No. of books: 6
The Legendary Mizners

The Legendary Mizners


The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of a new Stephen Sondheim musical Gold!Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Alva a popular name?

Over the years Alva was most popular in 1900. According to the latest US census information Alva ranks #425th while according to Alva ranks #5th.

How popular is the name Alva?

According to the US census in 2018, 50 boys were born named Alva, making Alva the #5466th name more popular among boy names. In 1900 Alva had the highest rank with 140 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Alva?

Alva is #5466th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Alva more popular ?

The name Alva was more popular in 1900 with 140 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Alva

The last time a baby was named Alva was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Alva?

In 2020 there were 50 baby boys named Alva.

Who is a famous person named Alva?

There a several famous people named Alva, for example actor Alva Rogers.