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Alva Reimer Myrdal received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. Myrdal was a Swedish diplomat, politician and writer.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
ALVA originates from "elf" or "fairy" in the original Nordic form (elf = alv, fairy = älva).
LIN  12/20/2005
This was the birth name of American film actress Alice White. She was popular in Hollywood during the 20s and early 30s.
― Anonymous User  8/27/2008
Alva means "fairy" in Swedish.
kelly1994_2013  6/15/2009
Correction to two comments here:
The Swedish word for fairy is älva (pronounced EL-vuh), not Alva. Ä and A are different letters with different pronunciation.
Alva is pronounced ULL-vuh in Swedish and Norwegian.
Caprice  11/28/2017
It's pronounced AIL-vuh.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2009
This is Thomas Edison's middle name, isn't it? It sounds more feminine to me, even though in the US it was more common for males. I guess it can fit either gender. I wish this name would make a comeback so it can provide a break from the horribly trendy name Ava!
― Anonymous User  3/28/2013

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