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What does Chava mean?

Chava /cha-va/ as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Chava is "life". Can also mean "living being", or be from a Hebrew expression meaning "serpent". Hebrew form of Eve.

Associated with: life, serpent (dragon)


Chava has 9 variants: Ava, Chabah, Chaya, Chayka, Eva, Eve, Hava, Haya and Kaija.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Chaca, Charva, ..

(male) Chaco, Chafan, ..

How popular is Chava?

Chava is an uncommon given name for females. Chava is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Chava for girls. Chava entered the list in 2011 and reached its highest position of #1978 in the U.S. in 2012, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chava name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chava outside U.S.

Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Chava and associated names. Prominent related forms of Chava are Ava (#5 in recent rankings), Chaya (#692), Eva (#82) and Eve (#460). These relations of Chava were popular in 2011 (adoption of 1.2%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 1.2%). Ava, Chaya and Eve are three of the more chic names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chava, Ava, Chaya, Eva, Eve in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ava, Eva, Eve outside U.S.

Similar Names


Chava is pronounced similarly to Sheva. Other recommended names are Achava, Ahava, Ahuva, Arava, Cala, Cama, Cara, Ceara, Cha-, Chaba, Chalia, Chana, Chanae, Chanah, Chanda, Chanha, Chani, Chania, Channa, Chanta, Chanya, Char, Chara, Chari, Charla, Charma, Charo, Chasta, Chavela, Chaviva, Chayan, Chela, Chiana, Chiara, China, Chita, Chuma, Chyna, Ciana, Ciara, Claea, Clara, Cleva, Clova, Corva, Klava, Lehava, Nava, Shalva, Tava, Vava, Wava and Zahava. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chava.