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Also means a type of sparse grassland vegetation on thin soiled limestone plains, shores, road sides, Northern Scandinavic hills and small limestone islands.

Alvar Aalto was a famous Finnish architect.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2006
Alvar is also a Spanish medieval name, the ancient form of Alvaro. It was pretty common back then, i.e. Alvar Fañez, the Cid's field marshall, or Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, a 16th c. conquistador. I definitely love it so much, that my first son is named Alvar. At first family tried to discourage me, and still he gets named "Alvaro"; but I think this is a very sounding name, unheard of but not tacky, beautiful, manly and classical. I really think we Spaniards should "rescue" old Castilian names all but forgotten and in turn forget about weird foreign imports.
-- Anonymous User  9/21/2007
Alvars are a rare natural community, home to several threatened and endangered plants and animals, that can be found in a few locations in the Great Lakes region. Specifically, these environments are found on the shores and islands of Lakes Huron, Ontario and Erie.
-- trace_lc  4/12/2008
In Britain the name Alvar - rarely used - is virtually synonymous with Alvar Liddell (1908-81), an iconic BBC radio newsreader of polished tones who was active during the 1940s and 1950s. Of Anglo-Swedish parentage, his full name was Tord Alvar Quan Liddell.
-- Jonquil  9/13/2008
Pronounced al-vahr (at least in the case of British newsreader Alvar Liddell).
-- Jonquil  9/13/2008
This name is also used in Estonia. [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  12/14/2010
Alvar Hanso is the owner of the Hanso Foundation and the founder of the DHARMA Initiative on the hit show LOST.
-- Dawson  1/1/2011
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was a Finnish architect, designer, sculptor and painter.
-- Anonymous User  6/29/2011

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