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.
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), Evelina (Lithuanian), Ewelina (Polish), Evelina (Swedish)
SAME SPELLING: Ava (1), Ava (2)
USER SUBMISSION: Áva

Sources & References

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

Categories

animals, birds, desire, palindromes, poets, saints, short forms, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 2, 2017