What does Hava mean?
Hava /ha-va/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hava is "life, animal". Havva derives from hayya. This is the root of the anglicized version, Eve.
How popular is Hava?
Hava is a rare given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#116123 out of 150436, Top 77%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Hava and affiliated names. Evelyn (#16 the previous year), Eva (#82), Eve (#460), Evie (#501), Chaya (#692), Evette, Evonne, Evelina, Ebba, Aoife and Eveline are the popular variation forms of Hava (not in Top 1000). Variants like Evy are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.3075%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.2954%, 4% less), but with the versions Ebba and Evette becoming less trendy. The most fashionable birth names among these are Evie (#501), Eve (#460), Chaya (#692), Evelyn (#16) and Eva (#82), with Eva, Eve, Evelyn and Evie undergoing a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)