The name Elva ranked 553rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Many names emerged before the development of writing, or evolved from oral traditions, so when we investigate the origins of names, written records are of limited use.
Modern scholars rely on a host of techniques to overcome these difficulties, but researching names of truly obscure origin involves a blend of scholarship and educated guesswork. In cases such as this name, a theory on its origin and meaning has been developed, but it is not universally accepted.
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