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What does Wava mean?

Wava /wa-va/ as a girls' name is pronounced WAY-vah. It is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Wava is "stranger". Pet name from Varvara, the Russian form of Barbara.

Associated with: russian


Wava has 14 related forms via Barbara, Varvara: Bab, Baba, Babb, Babe, Babs, Barb, Barra, Basha, Basia, Beba, Varka, Varya, Vava and Vavka.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Walva, Wana, ..

(male) Wana, Wavate, ..

How popular is Wava?

Wava is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3524 out of 4276, Top 82%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Wava for girls. Wava was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #1073 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Barbara (#863 from recent data), Barb and Babe are the prominent alternative forms of Wava listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Wava was at its apex 84 years ago (median #1307) and has become significantly less since (#1715, 100% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wava, Babe, Barb, Barbara in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wava and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Wava is alike in pronunciation to Ava, Avah, Avia, Ayva, Eeva, Eva, Evah, Evia, Evvy, Evy, Iva, Ivy and Yeva. Other suggested similar names are Ahava, Alva, Arava, Chava, Deva, Dova, Elva, Hava, Keva, Kiva, Klava, Liva, Malva, Marva, Nava, Neva, Nova, Olva, Reva, Riva, Tava, Tova, Ulva, Viva, Walda, Wanda, Wanna, Warda, Warna, Wina and Ziva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Wava.