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[el-vahyr-uh, -veer-uh] /ɛlˈvaɪr ə, -ˈvɪər ə/
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “elf counsel.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A woman, her head and shoulders wrapped in a shawl, sprang down from one of the waggons, and Elvira encountered Susannah.

    The Mormon Prophet Lily Dougall
  • It seemed to Elvira that the mutual friend had lost his senses.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • Elvira worked hard, was developing a commendable thrift, and was extremely proud of her little home and of her baby.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • He came out of the bushes, so Elvira and Aurora say, and spoke to them.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Olsen's Elvira had learned her first dance-steps here, and now she was dancing respectable citizens into the poor-house.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
  • The idea of Elvira's suggesting that you came over there to steal.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • “I beg of you not to so agitate yourself,” said Elvira Gordon.

    Madelon Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Miss Elvira nodded and agreed, distantly—yet not too distant.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Word Origin and History for Elvira

fem. proper name, from Spanish, of Germanic origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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