Origin of the name ALVA.
Etymology of the name ALVA.
Meaning of the baby name ALVA.
An Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ailbhe
(q.v.), meaning "rocky." In some cases, perhaps the
Swedish, it may be from Latin Alba,
meaning "white." Also see Alvy,
and Elva. f. Alva Myrdal, a Swedish Nobel Peace Prize
winner. m. Thomas Alva Edison (d. 1931), was an American inventor. (Wiki)
... albus (the white)
recurs in names of places and surnames far too numerous to dwell upon,
especially in that which, changed by Spanish pronunciation into Alva,
gave title to the fierce duke, who was the minister of Philip II... (History
of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).