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What does Eva mean?

Eva \e-va\ 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.

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

Eva has 37 more related forms via Aoife, Eve, Evita, Geneva: Aoibhe, Aoife, Eba, Ebba, Eubh, Evaleen, Evelia, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyn, Evetta, Evette, Evey, Evlyn, Evonne, Evvie, Evvy, Evy, Ewa, Gena, Genever, Genevia, Genevra, Genevre, Genovefa, Genoveffa, Genoveva, Ginebra, Ginevra, Ginevre, Janeva, Janevra, Jenovefa, Jineeva, Jineva, Joneva and Jonevah.


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 (#30455 out of 88799, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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

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 usage of the girl name Eva and associated names. Ava (#5 the previous year), Evelyn (#16), Evangeline (#276), Eve (#460), Evie (#501), Evonne, Gena, Geneva, Genoveva, Evette, Aoife, Ebba, Evaline, Aoibhe, Evelina, Eveline and Ena are the prominent related forms of Eva (#82 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000. This girl name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1900-1909 and is somewhat less popular today, with versions like Geneva, Genoveva, Gena, Evette and Ena falling out of fashion. The more fashionable baby names here are Evie (#501), Evangeline (#276), Eve (#460), Evelyn (#16) and Eva (#82), with Eva, Evangeline, Eve, Evelyn and Evie undergoing a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ava, Ebba, Ena, Eva, Evaline, Evangeline, Eve, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Evette, Evie, Evonne, Gena, Geneva, Genoveva in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eve, Evelina, Evelyn, Evie outside U.S.

Similar Names

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