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pinWhat does Eva mean?

Eva /eva/ [2 sylls.] 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 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.

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 popularity of Eva for girls. Eva reached its apex position of #33 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #82 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 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 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). These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.3183%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2589%, 18.7%), with versions like Ebba, Ena, Evette, Genoveva and Geneva 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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 Eva, Aoibhe, Aoife, Ava, Ebba outside U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Eva is pronounced similarly to Avah, Avia, Ayva, 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.