Elvira is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.
… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Elvira is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 4 out of 100,000 girls have been named Elvira. In the SmartGenius ranking, Elvira is #2,660 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Elvira.
For more than 140 years, parents decide to name their daughter Elvira annualy. This means that there have been girls named Elvira who witnessed the first Labor Day parade in the U.S. or followed Albert Einstein's career. The name has 'always been there', but never ranked in the top 100, and thus women named Elvira have consistently been special. A small flight of popularity was experienced by the name way back in the last century and in one particular year, parents liked Elvira even more than any other time: in 1917, it holds its present record of #247 in the ranking of the most popular girls' names.
In years where the graph has no value, the name Elvira was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.
Elvira has never been ranked higher than #247. In 2021, she rivaled the 2,528 names that preceded her on the list. In total, 59 girls named Elvira were born in that year. For comparison: 30 years earlier, in 1991, when possibly the parents of the now very young Elvira were born, there have been 123 newborns who received this name.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter E is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for girls' names: 3.9% of all common girls' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of girls' names, by the way, are A, S and M, while U, X and Q are the least common initials of girls' names.
With six letters, the name Elvira is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
That means that with 3.9%, E as the first letter in girls' names is almost as common as all 26 letters on average - and of all the girls' names that start with an E, Elizabeth is the most common.
If your name is Elvira and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Elvira, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Elvira sounds like this: