Detail: Derived from Old Norse alfr “elf”.
In Norse mythology, King Alf was the suitor of Alfhild. She dressed as a man to avoid marrying him. Then, he thinking she was a warrior, they battled almost to the death. Realizing he was as strong as she was, Alfhild married him.
- Alf (Scandinavian, Norse Mythology)
- Alfr (Old Norse)
- Alv (Norwegian)
- Alva (Norwegian, Swedish)
- Elfa (Norse, Icelandic)
- Elva (Danish, Swedish)