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Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Derived from Old Norse alfr "elf". In Norse legend this was the name of king, the suitor of a reluctant maiden named Alfhild. She avoided marrying him by disguising herself as a warrior, but when they fought she was so impressed by his strength that she changed her mind.
VariantsAlv(Norwegian) Alfr(Norse Mythology)
Feminine FormsAlva(Swedish) Alva(Norwegian) Elva(Danish)
Same SpellingAlf (2), Alf (3)

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