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Meaning and name origin

Eva \e-va\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Eva), is pronounced AY-vah, EE-vah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eva is "life, animal". Latinate form of Eve. Also used as an anglicization of the Gaelic name Aoife, and as a nickname for Geneva. Wife of Argentinian dictator Juan Perón, Evita ("Little Eva") Perón; actress Eva Gabor.


Eva has 13 variant forms: Ava, Eeva, Efa, Eubha, Evah, Evamarie, Evani, Evaline, Evia, Evie, Evina, Evita and Jieva.

For more information, see also related girl names Ena, Chava, Chaviva, Evangeline and Hava.


Eva is a very popular first name for females (#140 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#30455 out of 88799, Top 34%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Eva for girls. Eva reached its highest rank of #33 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eva name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Eva and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ava (#5), Eva (#82), Evangeline (#276), Eve (#460), Evie (#501), Ena, Evaline, Geneva and Aoife. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ava, Eva, Evangeline, Eve, Evie, Ena, Evaline, Geneva in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eva is also pronounced similarly to Avah, Avia, Evey, Evvy, Evy, Iva, Ivy, Wava and Yeva. Other suggested similar baby names are Eba, Ebba, Ebo, Eda, Efua, Ela, Elva, Ema, Evan and Ewa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eva.