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Probably a feminine form of Melvin in many cases.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/20/2018
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Napoleon originally named the Falkland Islands off South America St. Malo, becoming "Malouines." Being that the letters "u" and "v" were interchangeable at the time, and for euphonic reasons, Malvines/Malvinas prevailed.
Nickname: Malvi.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2011
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I think it looks like a feminine version of a male name (and I like that).
― Anonymous User  10/24/2009
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If the name Malvina was coined by a poet, shouldn't the usage be under "Literature", like Ossian is?
― Anonymous User  3/28/2009
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Malvina Longfellow was a silent movie actress.
Psycho_Princess  4/28/2008
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For some bizarre reason, this name is also used in Poland, albeit rarely. Its Polish form is "Malwina" and was quite popular in the early 20th century.
angolmois  4/21/2008
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My Danish great grandmother from 1883 was named Malvina.
Merethe  3/26/2008
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Malvina Reynolds, American singer and writer of satirical songs (e.g., What Have They Done to the Rain, Little Boxes).
Kosta  5/9/2006
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It comes from the Scots Gaelic "mala" (brow) and "mìn" (smooth). Thus "Malamhìn" (MAL-a-veen) became "Malmhìne" (MAL-veen-a), which became "Malvina".
gaelruadh19  7/30/2005

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