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What does Hava mean?

Hava /ha-va/ 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.


Hava has 8 variants: Chaba, Chava, Chaya, Chayka, Eva, Eve, Haya and Kaija.

Hava has 5 more different relations via Eve: Eba, Ebba, Evvy, Evy and Ewa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Hafa, Hayva, ..

(male) Hale, Havaun, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of the girl name Hava and affiliated names. Eva (#82 from current records), Eve (#460), Chaya (#692), Ebba and Chava are the popular variation forms of Hava (not in Top 2000). Other variants, like Evy, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Hava was common among parents 124 years ago (average #1079) and is somewhat less today (#1046, 40% less usage). Eve and Chaya are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names among these. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Ahava, Alva, Arava, Ava, Ayva, Deva, Dova, Eeva, Elva, Hadia, Hadya, Hafsa, Hafza, Hagar, Haifa, Hajar, Hajna, Hajra, Hala, Halah, Halea, Hali, Halia, Halma, Hamna, Hana, Hanae, Hanah, Hanan, Hania, Hanja, Hanka, Hanna, Hany, Hat, Haven, Haviva, Hayfa, Hazal, Heda, Hema, Hena, Hera, Hiba, Huda, Iva, Keva, Kiva, Klava, Liva, Malva, Marva, Nava, Neva, Nova, Olva, Reva, Riva, Tava, Tova, Ulva, Vava, Viva, Wava, Yeva and Ziva. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hava.