Ava (3)
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Given Name AVA (3)
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: AH-vah (German)   [key]
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.
Related Names
SAME SPELLING: Ava (1), Ava (2)
USER SUBMISSION: Áva
Popularity
United States  ranked #5 
England and Wales  ranked #6 
Canada (BC)  ranked #6 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #5 
France  ranked #230 
Ireland  ranked #5 
Netherlands  ranked #328 
New Zealand  ranked #12 
Northern Ireland  ranked #16 
Scotland  ranked #6 
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 217