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Eva (boy)

What does Eva mean?

Eva Pronunciation of Eva [eva] as a name for boys (also used more generally as girls' name Eva). The meaning of the name Eva is "God is gracious; born of yew; youth". Eva is an alternate form of Evan (Hebrew, Welsh, Scottish): Welsh variation of Iefan.

Associated with: gracious, yew (tree).


Eva has 1 variant: Evo.

12 more alternative forms via Evan: Euan, Euen, Ev, Evann, Evans, Even, Evin, Evyn, Ewan, Ewen, Ewy and Van.

5 feminine forms: Aoife, Ava, Ena, Eve and Evie.

Creative forms:
(male) Eia, Evar, ..

(female) Efie, Eza, ..

Middle name pairings:
Eva Chester (E.C.), ..

How popular is Eva?

Eva is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#32380 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Eva reached its top position of #859 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Eva are Evan (#67 from recent data), Van (#826), Ewan (#1284), Evin (#1947), Evans and Euan. Usage of these forms of Eva reached its highest in the year 2009 (average #1343) and is somewhat less today (#1446, 39% less usage), with the version Evans becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eva, Evan, Evans, Evin, Ewan, Van in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan outside U.S.

Similar Names

Eva is alike in pronunciation to Ava, Avi, Avia, Aviah, Ivo and Yvo. Other recommended names are Alva, Ara, Asa, Ave, Ean, Eb, Eban, Ed, Edan, Edd, Efi, Egan, Eian, Elam, Elan, Eli, Elia, Elvo, Ely, Em, Eman, Enda, Enea, Eon, Ep (see Ephraim), Eran, Eri, Erl, Ern, Erv, Erve, Esau, Esra, Etan, Evald, Evart, Evian, Ezar, Ezra, Ira, Isa, Ivan, Ivar, Ive, Koa, Lea, Ola and Ota. These names tend to be more commonly used than Eva.

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