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GenderFeminine & Masculine
UsageIrish
PronouncedPron.AL-va
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Meaning & History

Possibly derived from the old Gaelic root albho meaning "white". In Irish legend this was the name of a female warrior of the Fianna. It was also the name of a 6th-century masculine saint.
VariantElva
Masculine FormAlby

Categories

colors, legend, saints, warriors, white
Entry updated December 3, 2009   Contribute