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What does Hava mean?

Hava Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: life.


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

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

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

(male) Havale, Havaun, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hava Brooklynn (H.B.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Eva (#75 from current records), Eve (#476), Chaya (#758), 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 125 years ago (average #1079) and is somewhat less today (#1061, 39% less usage). Eve and Chaya are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names among these. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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