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Meaning & History

Derived from Old Norse alfr meaning "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)
Surname DescendantsAlfson, Alfsson(Swedish)
Same SpellingAlf (2), Alf (3)

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