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Girl Name: Malva

Name: Malva
Pronunciation: \m(a)-lva, mal-va\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: slender, delicate
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Malvina, Mauve, Melba
Sounds Like: Malvie, Malfie, Melvie
Variant forms: Melva, Melvina


Malva \m(a)-lva, mal-va\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Malva is "slender, delicate". Also a flower name for plants known as mallows.

Malva has 2 variant forms: Melva and Melvina.

For more information, see also related names Malvina, Mauve and Melba.

Baby names that sound like Malva are Malvie, Malfie and Melvie.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Malva.


Malva is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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