What does Chava mean?
Chava /cha-va/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Chava and associated names. Prominent related forms of Chava (outside Top 1000) are Aoife, Ava (#5 in 2014), Chaya (#692), Ebba, Eva (#82), Eve (#460), Evelina, Eveline, Evelyn (#16), Evette, Evie (#501) and Evonne. Forms like Evelia are uncommon. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.3537%), except for the versions Ebba and Evette which have become less stylish. The more fashionable girl names in this compilation are Chaya (#692), Eva (#82), Eve (#460), Evelyn (#16) and Evie (#501), with Eva, Eve, Evelyn and Evie going through a rebound in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)