name meaning: Alva \a-lva, al-va\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Alva), is pronounced AL-vah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Alva is "brightness". Also related to Latin Albin. Biblical name rarely used for men or women, in spite of Thomas Alva Edison's fame.
Alva has 2 variant forms: Alba and Alvah.
For more information, see also the related name Alvin.
Baby names that sound like Alva are Alvy and Alfa.
View a list of the 2 names that reference Alva.