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What does Eva mean?

Eva Pronunciation of Eva as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' name Eva) is pronounced AY-vah, EE-vah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Eva is "life, animal". Latinate form of Eve. Also used as an anglicization of the Gaelic name Aoife, and as a nickname for Geneva. Wife of Argentinian dictator Juan Perón, Evita ("Little Eva") Perón; actress Eva Gabor. Also form of Chava. Also form of Chaviva. Also form of Evangeline. Also form of Hava.


ASSOCIATED WITH life, gaelic, little


VARIANTS Ava, Eeva, Efa, Eubha, Evah, Evamarie, Evani, Evaline, Evia, Evie, Evina, Evita, Jieva


RELATED FORMS VIA AOIFE, EVE, EVITA, GENEVA Eba, Ebba, Eubh, Evelia, Evetta, Evey, Evlyn, Evvie, Evvy, Evy, Ewa, Gena



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How popular is Eva?

Eva is a very popular first name for women (#140 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#32380 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Eva reached its apex position of #33 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is at #75 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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?

Ava (#3 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Evangeline (#277), Evie (#322), Eve (#442), Geneva (#1421), Aoife (#1776), Chava, Ebba, Ena, Evah, Evaline, Evia, Evita, Evlyn and Gena are the prominent related forms of Eva (#75). These forms of Eva were popular as baby names 2 years ago (USAGE OF 1.3%) and have remained as popular to this day (USAGE 1.3%, 3%), but with versions like Eva falling out of fashion. Eva has been the overall favorite, though Eve has grown trendy as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eva, Aoife, Ava, Chava, Ebba in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ena, Evah, Evaline, Evangeline, Eve in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Evia, Evie, Evita, Evlyn, Gena, Geneva in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Eva is pronounced similarly to Avah, Avia, Aviah, Avie, Ayva, Iva, Ivee, Ivey, Ivie, Ivy, Wava and Yeva. Other recommended sound-alike names are Eda, Ela, Elva, Ema and Evan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Eva.

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