Elvira is a Spanish name. It may be from Arabic origin meaning "the white" or from a Visigothic name closer to Allovera which is formed from the elements al "all" and wer "true." It may also mean "alert" or "trustworthy." In this USA Elvira is famous for being the name of a country song performed by both Kenny Rogers and the Oak Ridge Boys. It is also the pseudonym of late night television hostess Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (aka Cassandra Peterson, born 1951) who is known for introducing Movie Macabre a weekly showing of horror movies.
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