Given Name AVA (3)

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: A-va (German)   [details]

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.


animals, birds, desire, palindromes, poets, saints, short forms, uncertain etymology
VARIANTS: Aveza, Avila (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVE: Avelina (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Evelien, Eveline (Dutch), Avis, Avaline, Aveline, Avice, Evelina, Lina (English), Evelin (Estonian), Eveliina (Finnish), Eveline, Évelyne (French), Evelin (Hungarian), Eibhlín, Eileen (Irish), Evelina (Italian), Ewelina (Polish), Evelina (Swedish)
SAME SPELLING: Ava (1), Ava (2)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 217