Name Meaning

A variation of Eve. May be from the Latin "avis," meaning "bird." It could also be a short form of the name Chava ("life" or "living one"), the Hebrew form of Eve. It was popularized as a girls' name by actress Ava Gardner.


English, German, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Persian


Biblical, Animal, Classic, Elegant, Short and sweet, Popular, Pretty



Famous Namesakes

Actress Ava Gardner

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Daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, Daughter of Aidan Quinn,Daughter of Heather Locklear and Richie Sanbora, Daughter of Martina McBride, Daughter of Mark-Paul Gosselaar

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