Alvar

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See also: Àlvar

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish Alvar, ultimately from Old Norse.

Proper noun[edit]

Alvar

  1. A male given name.

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑlʋɑr]
  • Hyphenation: Al‧var

Proper noun[edit]

Alvar

  1. A male given name occasionally borrowed from Swedish.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse Alfarr, from alfr (elf) + herr (army) or geirr (spear).

  • Revived in the 19th century, partly because it was mistaken for a translation of German Ernst from Swedish allvar (seriousness).

Proper noun[edit]

Alvar

  1. A male given name.

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