- a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “elf counsel.”
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Examples from the Web for elvira
Along the route north, on the train the immigrants call “The Beast,” the family saw “many things,” Elvira says.‘We Cannot Return to Guatemala’: An Immigrant Mother’s Plea
July 24, 2014
Elvira has recently been deceived by Giovanni—and decides to seek vengeance by publicly outing him as the trickster whom he is.Don Giovanni in Los Angeles: Mozart Meets the Future
May 20, 2012
He has heard Elvira or some other cat over there at the Harbor, probably.
Elvira Snowden built some of the upper tiers, but Esther finished the job.
"I thought Elvira Snowden was the one you said meant to get Egbert," he suggested.
I was afraid—that is, I did rather think I might find Elvira, but not you.
"Your book is there on the seat, Elvira," she said, carelessly.
Word Origin and History for elvira
fem. proper name, from Spanish, of Germanic origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper