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What does Eve mean?

Eve Pronunciation of Eve as a girls' name is of Latin and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eve is "life, animal". English form of the name derived via Latin  va (see Eva), from Hebrew Havva (see Hava). Biblical: name of the first woman, who was created from one of Adam's ribs and was "the mother of all living". Aoife is the Gaelic form. Actress Eve Arden; pop musician Eve. Also form of Chava. Also form of Evangeline.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ev-, life, biblical, gaelic


VARIANTS Aoife, Eba, Ebba, Eubh, Eva, Evaleen, Evelia, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyn, Evetta, Evette, Evey, Evey, Evie, Evita, Evlyn, Evonne, Evvie, Evvy, Evy, Ewa


ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA AOIFE, EVA, HAVA Ava, Eeva, Efa, Evah, Evani, Evia, Evina




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How popular is Eve?

Eve is a very prominent first name for women (#781 out of 4276, Top 18%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#28648 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Eve reached its top rank of #460 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is currently at #476. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eve name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Eve (#476 IN RECENT RANKINGS) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ava (#4), Evelyn (#15), Eva (#75), Evangeline (#261), Evie (#513), Evelina (#1346), Chava, Evita, Evlyn, Evonne, Evia, Evette, Aoife, Eveline, Ebba and Evah. Usage of these forms of Eve is at its highest today (MEDIAN #1334). Evelyn has been the top favorite, though Ava has grown trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eve, Ava, Chava, Ebba, Eva in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evah, Evangeline, Evelina, Eveline, Evelyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evette, Evia, Evie, Evita, Evlyn, Evonne in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Eve is alike in pronunciation to Ave. Another recommended sound-alike name is Ede. These names tend to be less frequently used than Eve.

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