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The first name 

Elvira is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

When two girls called Elvira meet...

… 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.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Elvira -
evergreen, but special

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.

How popular was Elvira 2021 among young parents?

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.

Elvira has 6 letters 
and begins with an E

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.

Other names with 
E, l, v, i, r and a

If you take all the letters in the name Elvira – E, l, v, i, r and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Avriel or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Elvira

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...

This is how you spell the name Elvira

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Elvira, you can simply say:







This is how the name Elvira is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Elvira in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Elvira

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Elvira is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Elvira

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.


Beeping like crazy...

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: