Gender Feminine
Scripts Эльвира(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. /el.ˈβi.ɾa/(Spanish) /el.ˈvi.ra/(Italian)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Spanish form of a Visigothic name, recorded from the 10th century in forms such as Geloyra or Giluira. It is of uncertain meaning, possibly composed of the Gothic element gails "happy" or gails "spear" combined with wers "friendly, agreeable, true". The name was borne by members of the royal families of León and Castille. This is also the name of a character in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni (1787).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesElwira(Bashkir) Elviira, Elvi(Estonian) Elviira, Elvi(Finnish) Elvire(French) Gailawera, Geloyra(Gothic) Elvīra(Latvian) Elwira(Polish) Elwira(Tatar)
Same SpellingElvīra
User SubmissionsElvíra, Elvirä


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   urban   devious   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Austria: August 25
Croatia: July 16
Hungary: February 10
Slovakia: November 21 (as Elvíra)
Spain: January 25
Sweden: March 1


Entry updated December 7, 2022