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This is the name of one of the characters in the Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini.
svit-kona  5/15/2006
My grandmother's name was Elva - it's a little old-fashioned-sounding, but very pretty.
santiagom  11/23/2006
This name -- Elva -- really is old-fashioned. Don't use it -- it has two bad associations.
lunalovegood  7/7/2007
I think this name is cute, my grandmother's first name is Elva-Jean. It reminds me of little elves and fairies and the like.
Chanel  3/31/2008
Also another version of it in Latin is "el"- meaning god or god's likeness, and "va" meaning goes or going. The meaning of that will be "God's likes goes." or "does God's likeness go?", or "where's God's likeness going?"
elmari  9/12/2010
I don't think it's old-fashioned sounding, and so what if it was? It's better than the modern crap people are naming their kids these days. Use this name if you like it- although I definitely prefer Alva.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2013
It really is impossible to combine El- and -va and make a name that means "God + go". El is no more Latin than Coca-Cola, and va in Latin would have been ve-, as in venire. In modern languages derived from Latin, the va- form exists but that doesn't mean that sticking it on to a Hebrew syllable and calling the whole bundle Latin makes any kind of sense.
Anneza  10/27/2013
I love this name! A character in a book was named Elva. So it reminds me of a crazy little girl with a short bob and a very sassy attitude. :) I'd totally name one of my kids this.
GML  5/5/2016
My grandma told me this name has an English origin "Elfin"--elf's friend.
Abigail123  3/26/2017

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