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Lovely name. I would use it for a dramatic girl in a fantasy book, even though I usually just stick to English names when I write stuff.
Hushpuppy  3/20/2017
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For English speaking people: ill-vah.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2017
4
Also popular in Germany. Recent variants include Ylvi and Ylvie (popularised through the film "Wickie und die starken Männer" (2009).
elbowin  4/4/2016
2
Ylva is pronounced ill-vaa.
NorseGirl17  10/14/2013
1
Two famous bearers: Ylva Lindberg is a Swedish hockey player, and Ylva Lööf is a Swedish actress.
Dragon_Clarinet  6/28/2008
1
Love it! I'm definitely using it one of my stories.
moonfoot  2/27/2007
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For English speakers, who have not learnt the Swedish Y-sound, it is best to pronounce it "ILL-vah".
Ylva  7/28/2006
3
The Y in Ylva is pronounced as the German "ü" or the French "u".
Ylva  8/12/2005
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If the comment by Ylva is corrent, then the name 'ylva' is pronounced like 'YOOL-vah'.
echo_of_the_past  6/5/2006
2
No, Ylva is certainly not pronounced like "YOOL-va". The German Ü and the French U are not pronounced like "OO". Günther is not "gonter" in German, and the French Julie is not pronounced like the English Julie.
Ylva  10/21/2006

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