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.

Categories

animals, birds, palindromes, poets, saints
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)
USER SUBMISSION: Áva
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
2016
  Canada (BC)
2015
  England and Wales
2016
  France
2015
  Ireland
2015
  Netherlands
2016
  New Zealand
2016
  Northern Ireland
2015
  Scotland
2016
  Slovenia
2016

Sources & References

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