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Also an ancient Greek name. In Greek mythology Ava was a nymph of Kithairon. Another Ava was the daughter of Zenophanes.
-- Damis  3/4/2005
My name is Ava, but up until recently I thought that it was very uncommon. Apparently it is rising in popularity! Ava is also of Arabic descent and means "fly away" or "bird."
-- avycakes  12/5/2005
Ava means "bird" in Latin. Hence where birds are kept is called an AVIARY.
-- Beornhild  10/15/2006
The origin is sort of undetermined. Sometimes it is said to have been derived (comparatively recently as names go) from the Latin 'avis' meaning bird, but I think it's more likely that someone created it as a variant of Eva, which of course is a form of Eve.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2007
It may also have arisen from the medieval female name Avis, meaning bird.
-- Anonymous User  3/18/2009
Actually, I take Latin in school and 'Ava' is not a Latin word. 'Avis' (pronounced AH-vis, rhymes with novice) is. That's why people tend to think Ava means bird.
-- Icycoldhot  8/20/2013

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