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Eva

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Meaning and origin
Eva is a Latin girl name. The meaning of the name is `Breath of Life`.


Where is it used?
The name Eva is mainly used in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Russian and in Czech.

How do they say it elsewhere?
Eeva (In Finnish)
Eve (In English, French and in the bible)


See also
In Spanish: Evita (F)
In Polish: Ewa
In Jewish: Hava
In Jewish: Chava
In Hungarian: Évike
In Hungarian: Éva
In English: Evie
In English: Ava
In Armenian: Yeva


Extra information:
Alternative meanings ( ) Also Czechoslovakian, Dutch, Italian, Hungarian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Scandinavian, and Spanish

What Eva`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Eva:
    It stands out from others.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Some say eve like there too lazy to say the rest and people say EEVVAA like the robot in WALL.E.
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    I'd like to be Azzie
    Extra information:
  2. The best thing about the name Eva:
    It is a unique name with a lovely meaning! :)
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    Katie.. I love this name too!
    Extra information:
    The name EVA rocks!! :D
  3. The best thing about the name Eva:
    I like my name Eva because it's short and catchy
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing I love my name
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    If my name wasn't Eva it would be Katy
    Extra information:
    The best thing about my name it's short catchy and no one can make nicknames out of it ;-)
  4. The best thing about the name Eva:
    about the name EVA is easy to spell.
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Eva....:

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  5. The best thing about the name Eva:
    It's short and sweet..People always tell me it's a pretty name and men seem to think its a sexy name..;-)
    The worst thing about the name:
    I love my name..but some people pronounce my Ava or Eve...which is sometimes a little annoying
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    I love the name Carmen!!!
    Extra information:
    I think its a great name.. its not very common, but is a strong, beautiful name... I LOVE being an Eva!!
  6. The best thing about the name Eva:
    I like this name because it's not very common and it doesn't take long to spell
    The worst thing about the name:
    Loads of people call me Ava or eve
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    If my name wasn't eva I'd defonately be called an un common name like cat because I love cats
    Extra information:
    I like the name Eva because a lot of people say it's a beautiful name
  7. The best thing about the name Eva:
    You can be called different things such as Evie eve or ava
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's quite short a little boring but you can be evangaline (eva
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    It would be Elizabeth, charrlotte (lottie) Carmen or Sylvia. Or Eric sensation Harry or luke if I was a boy.
    Extra information:
    I realy like being called Eva it is unique and I'm often told it is beautiful I would rather be evangaline instead of just Eva beacause it is very short
  8. The best thing about the name Eva:
    I have rarely met other Evas so it's kinda nice being the only one in the group.
    The worst thing about the name:
    There's no nicknames for it really. None that I've been called anyway.
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    I would still want it to be unique and uncommon.
    Extra information:
    I hate when people pronounce my name incorrectly but I've gotten used to it. I go by Eeee-vuh.
  9. The best thing about the name Eva:
    My name is Fiona Eva. Thank to Dad & Mom...
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Eva....:

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  10. The best thing about the name Eva:
    It is a unique name;it means the bearth of life.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Most people dont know how to spell or pronounce it correctly; not like I care...
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    I wouldnt be who I am
    Extra information:
    This name was given to me by my brother. As a child, I used to hate this name as it was so unique but as I grew up, I started tounderstand the essence of this name. I wouldnt want to be anyone else rather than Eva(ES)
  11. The best thing about the name Eva:
    That nobody calls my any nickname, my name is just Eva :-), and its an international name so everyone can say it.
    The worst thing about the name:
    When people say EEva
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    I love the names Jennifer, Natalie, and Elena.
    Extra information:
  12. The best thing about the name Eva:
    Everyone loves my name.. some guys think its a sexy and awesome name :)
    The worst thing about the name:
    nothing
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:

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  13. The best thing about the name Eva:
    I like to be different from others and stand out. Also, you can practically say you're from any country because it's used basically worldwide!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Since WALLY came out, I had been called EEEEEEEEVA by all my peers because of that goddamn girl robot.
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    My parents wanted to call me Victor if I was a boy...
    Extra information:
    My name's pretty cool though :)
  14. The best thing about the name Eva:
    I believe d meaning saved my life
    The worst thing about the name:
    People arent familiar with my name here in Nigeria,so they keep askg me d meaning
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    Nothing else
    Extra information:
    Just happy my mama gave me Eva
  15. The best thing about the name Eva:
    About being different to others
    The worst thing about the name:
    It being so short you can't have a nickname!
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    It would be nikki bieber:D
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  16. The best thing about the name Eva:
    any time some-one pronounces it wrong i can correct them. (it makes you stick out more and unforgettable).....
    The worst thing about the name:
    when people try to tell my that my name is EEEva & not Ava b.c the spelling of Eva is EEva not Ava.. .... butt i tell them that i am Swiss & thats how i Pronounce it. & some people smart off and say well this is America time for a change! & my reply is Yes it is but idc im not going to Americanize my name. its Ava... ~~~ It also sux when people purposely say my name wrong b.c. they no it annoys me, when they do that i just do not respond back..
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    my mother sais if my name wasn't Eva(Ava) Caroline it would have been Niky Joe...... I am soo happy she chose Eva (Ava) ... i know 3 people who named there daughter Eva/Ava
    Extra information:
    when i was in kindergarten, the teacher made me switch pronunciation from Ava to EEva she said b.c. we were in Kindergarten, it will be too hard for the other kids to learn the correct way to sound out words with my name being spelled Eva & being pronounced Ava. i was so confused for a while, when the teacher would call my name as EEva, i wouldnt answer b.c i didnt no she was talking to me. it took a while to get used to the name swich & i hated every moment of being EEva soo much. I would go home and my parents would call me Ava & friends would make a big deal about it. Also when they made me switch to EEva id get teased n called Evil Eva.. by the time i hit a new school i introduced mt self as Ava & have been Ava sense & will correct anyone who say it other wize.
  17. The best thing about the name Eva:
    my mom named after her best friend she lost in a fire
    The worst thing about the name:
    that when my baby brother was learning to talk he could not say my name he said dede why i do not know
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:

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  18. The best thing about the name Eva:
    its a rly rare name
    The worst thing about the name:
    2 many pronunciations like ava, ehva, or eeva(like mine)
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    um.....idk
    Extra information:
    its a rly fun name cz the niknames sound kinda crazy (my bst friend calz me eevee)
  19. The best thing about the name Eva:
    Its short, simple, classy & has a personality of it's own
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    I just wudn't be d person I am ...I can't imagine having another name!
    Extra information:
    I LOVE my Name :)
  20. The best thing about the name Eva:
    Its unique and not many people have it, simple yet elegant.
    The worst thing about the name:
    many people americanize it to EEva.I hate being called that, extremely annoying.
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    hmmmmmm...no other name fits me.
    Extra information:
  21. The best thing about the name Eva:
    Its a exotic name that many people don't have, its short and beautiful and very unique
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing!
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    I love my name I couldn't imagine it anything else!
    Extra information:
    Many people always compliment and say that its a very nice name it also has a lot of attitude and isn't a boring plain name at all!
  22. The best thing about the name Eva:
    It is short and beautiful,with personality.
    The worst thing about the name:
    Sometimes people call me Ava.
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    Yaritza
    Extra information:
    I love my name!
  23. The best thing about the name Eva:
    It, is beautiful and unique
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    I have no idea
    Extra information:
    I love this name. It only has lovely associations with it, such as beautiful people and not many others are called it.
  24. The best thing about the name Eva:
    Is it really that common :-( IF IT IS OH WELL BECAUSE IT WILL ALWAYS BE PRETTY!
    The worst thing about the name:
    i hate the name ava because ppl call me that :-(
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    maybe eve.... nah i like just like eva!
    Extra information:
    its gorgeous unique!
  25. The best thing about the name Eva:
    It's beautiful...
    The worst thing about the name:
    Many people in the States pronounce it EEva...
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    My name isn't Eva, my daughter's is:)
    Extra information:
  26. The best thing about the name Eva:
    that means breath of life
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    i dont now but i am proud to havet
    Extra information:
    i love my name eva !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  27. The best thing about the name Eva:
    Not that common. So Its nice to be sort of unique. My name is Eva Marie
    The worst thing about the name:
    When I was smaller I hated having a different name. But seems quite fashionable now
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    Dont know
    Extra information:
    Has anyone noticed that there seem to be some beautiful celebs called Eva!!
  28. The best thing about the name Eva:
    i dont know many other evas where i live.
    The worst thing about the name:
    you know who someone is talking about as opposed to the name sarah where it could be a number of people. Oh and some people can't spell or pronounce it correctly!
    If my name wasn`t Eva....:
    then i dont really know
    Extra information:
    i like this name! glad my mum chose this instead of a more common name.


More `Eva` links
Eva as abbreviation
Actors named Eva
Eva in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Eva

Eva appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 117. In the last 128 years Eva has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. The name reached the top-100 6 times. 1890 was a `top year` for the name Eva. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #32. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007117
2006125
2005129
2004198
2003214
2002240
2001272
2000294
1999317
1998345
1997362
1996348
1995349
1994347
1993349
1992340
1991326
1990344
1980297
1970287
1960204
1950175
1940132
193087
192058
191045
190033
189032
188041


See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Comments on Eva


It also means lover of life
Anna
My new babie's name! she is Eva Mary Fiore and her older sister is Aurora Kathleen Elodie.
yesenia
yes, i plan to name my daughter that name.
my name
i like the name
ashly
what do yall think of eva marie or eva jean ? my grandma name is treva so i thought i would name her this after my grandma!
eva
eva is a beautiful name i am proud to see many people name eva
Eva
Some men think Eva is a sexy name.
Jakir Hossain
My girl freind name is Eva
Gracesilver Eva
its such a pleasure 2 be called Eva by friends who just 2 wondeful
eva
the name eva has a little meaning for my mother it was her best friends name she lost in a fire she and i are best friends.
Eva
My name is eva and I have a midle name is marie so I don't whatthis person istalking about.
Eva
The thing I hate when some people be calling your name so many time like you just wanna change your name to a nice long name.
Eva
I like the name eva because I heard is a popular name.
Eva
My names Eva
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Eva
I like the name because you can be Evie Ava eve as well as other names
Eva
I love the name eva because it's my name.
Eva
I love the name eva because it's my name.
Eva
I love the name eva because it's my name.
My name is Israt Jahan Eva.
Thanks to my parents, giving me a such wonderful name.
EVA
The worst thing about the name eva is when a teacher called on you just to ask you about the question,everybody in front the classroom turns their whole body around and im like sitting in the back of the class and everyone stares at you,will get a minni heart attack like you did something wrong,And I just dk the question that the teacher is asking me.What! lol it happen to me when I was in school idk about anybody else.
Eva
Let the breath of life keep going
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awesome
Lameck kikubi
My dream of marrying eve is now on.
Eva' Collins
I am looking for what my name mean and where country its from
mary jacob
Nice name eva I love dis name so much.
Eva
The name EVA rocks!! :D
Eva-
I <3 my name!:)


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