Elvira

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic
Iceland Icelandic

Origin and Meaning

Spanish name

1) Spanish form of an old Gothic name Guilvira [1] [2] [3]

2) Spanish form of a Visigothic name, combination of ALJA and VERS [4]

3) From an Arabic name meaning 'exalted' (very uncertain theory) [1] [5]

4) Female form of Alvaro (very uncertain theory) [1] [5]

5) Spanish form of a Germanic name, combination of ALA and VIS (see also Alvíss) (very uncertain theory) [1]

6) Spanish elva = 'white' (see Albinus) [6]

7) Spanish form of an Arabic name meaning 'white' (?) [7] [8]

Related Names

Elviira
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Finish Swedish
Elvir
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Elvira
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Elwira
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Elvíra
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Icelandic
Elvire
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Danish Norwegian Swedish

See also Alvira, Ella, Elva, Elvi, Evy, Vira

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Elvira
Genitive: Elviras
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Elvira
Accusative: Elviru
Dative: Elviru
Genitive: Elviru
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Elvira
Genitive: Elviran
Partitive: Elviraa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Elvira
Accusative: Elviru
Dative: Elviru
Genitive: Elviru
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Elvira
Genitive: Elviras
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Elvira
Genitive: Elviras

Name Days

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

27 June

Sweden Sweden

1 March

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Elvira Madigan (née Hedvig Antoinette Isabella Eleonore Jensen, 4 December 1867 – 20 July 1889), Danish tightrope walker and trick rider, whose illicit affair and death at the hands of her lover, Swedish cavalry officer Lieutenant Count Bengt Edvard Sixten Sparre (27 September 1854 – 20 July 1889), were the subject of a Swedish film (1967)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[12]
6270 16006 0 1
Norway Norway[13]
793 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[14]
711 n.a. 0 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[15]
6 15 0 0
Finland Finland[16]
n.a. 5766 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Elvira(f) Sources: [12][14][13][16]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Elvira(f) Sources: [17]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Elvira(f)

Sources: [12] [14] [13] [16]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  6. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  10. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  11. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  17. details see Name Statistic tables