What 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.
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How 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)
Eva reached its apex position of #33 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #75 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Ava (#4 from current records), Evangeline (#261), Eve (#476), Evie (#513), Geneva (#1219), Evlyn, Gena, Evia, Evita, Evaline, Chava, Ebba, Ena, Evah and Aoife are the prominent related forms of Eva (#75 from current records). These forms of Eva were popular as baby names 4 years ago (usage of 1.3%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 1.3%, ▼2%), but with versions like Geneva falling out of fashion. Eva has been the overall favorite, though Ava has grown trendy as well.
Eva is pronounced similarly to Avah▲, Avia, Aviah, Avie, Ayva▲, Iva▼, Ivee, Ivey, Ivie, Ivy▲, Wava and Yeva. Other recommended names are Eda▼, Ela, Elva▼, Ema and Evan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eva.See names in meaning and etymology.