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pinWhat does Eva mean?

Eva /eva/ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' 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 variants: Ava, Eeva, Efa, Eubha, Evah, Evaline, Evamarie, Evani, Evia, Evie, Evina, Evita and Jieva.

Affiliated girl names: Ena, Chava, Chaviva, Evangeline and Hava.

Eva has 12 more related forms via Aoife, Eve, Evita, Geneva: Eba, Ebba, Eubh, Evelia, Evetta, Evey, Evlyn, Evvie, Evvy, Evy, Ewa and Gena.

Kreatif forms: Eueva, Evaei, Evaeu. [more]

pinHow popular is Eva?

Eva is a very popular first name for women (#140 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#32380 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name history of Eva for girls. Eva reached its apex position of #33 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #82 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Eva and associated names. Ava (#5 from current records), Evangeline (#276), Eve (#460), Evie (#501), Gena, Geneva, Evaline, Ebba, Ena and Aoife are the prominent related forms of Eva (#82 from current records). These forms of Eva were popular as baby names during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.42%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.33%, 20%), but with the versions Ena, Ebba, Geneva and Gena becoming less fashionable. Eva has been the overall favorite, though Ava has grown trendy as well.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eva, Ava, Ebba, Ena, Evaline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evangeline, Eve, Evie, Gena, Geneva in U.S.

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

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Eva is pronounced similarly to Avah, Avia, Aviah, Avie, Ayva, Iva, Ivee, Ivey, Ivie, Ivy, Wava and Yeva. Other recommended similar baby names are Eda, Ela, Elva, Ema and Evan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eva.