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Girl Name: Malvina

Name: Malvina
Pronunciation: \m(a)-lvi-na, mal-vina\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: smooth brow
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Melvena
Variant forms: Mal, Malva, Malvie, Maveena, Mavina, Mel, Melva, Melvie, Melvina, Melvine
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 4041


Malvina \m(a)-lvi-na, mal-vina\ as a girl's name is of English origin, and the meaning of Malvina is "smooth brow". Literary name coined by James Macpherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossianic poems. Macpherson claimed that these poems were translations of ancient texts, but they were in fact his own creations. Sculptor Malvina Hoffman.

Malvina has 10 variant forms: Mal, Malva, Malvie, Maveena, Mavina, Mel, Melva, Melvie, Melvina and Melvine.

A baby name that sounds like Malvina is Melvena.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Malvina.


Malvina is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4041 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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