Meaning of Alva

Al•va

Pronunciation: (al'vu Sp. äl'vä), [key]
— n.
  1. Fer&syl;nan&syl;do Al&syl;va&syl;rez de To&syl;le&syl;do 1508–82, Spanish general who suppressed a Protestant rebellion in the Netherlands in 1567.
  2. a male or female given name.
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