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Malvina Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Malvina is of Scottish and Gaelic origin.

The meaning of Malvina is "smooth brow".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 15723  in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Malvina Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Malvina has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Malvina to other names.


The name Malvina was created by James MacPherson in the 18th century, for a fictional character that appeared in his poems that were based on poems by the ancient Gaelic bard Osssian. It is thought to be derived from the Gaelic, mala mhin meaning smooth brow.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Malvina include Malvinia.

The names Malvin, Malwina, Malwine are all forms of Malvina.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Malvina Hoffman, Malvina Longfellow.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Malvina in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

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Just for fun, see the name Malvina in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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