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.
Popularity
United States  ranked #5 
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Canada (BC)  ranked #5 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #10 
France  ranked #204 
Ireland  ranked #8 
Netherlands  ranked #379 
New Zealand  ranked #8 
Northern Ireland  ranked #26 
Scotland  ranked #6