Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈal.βa.ɾo/(Spanish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Spanish form of Alvarus, the Latinized form of a Visigothic name, possibly derived from the elements alls "all" and wars "aware, cautious" or wards "guard". Álvar Fáñez was an 11th-century military commander and duke of Toledo, who appears as a general of El Cid in the epic poem El Cantar de mio Cid. Verdi also used the name in his opera The Force of Destiny (1862).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAlawar(Germanic) Alvarus(Gothic) Alvaro(Italian)
Surname DescendantsAlves(Portuguese) Álvarez, Alvarez(Spanish)
Same SpellingAlvaro


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Spain: February 19


Entry updated December 7, 2022