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
VARIANTS: Aveza, Avila (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVE: Avelina (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES: 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
Popularity
United States  ranked #4 
England and Wales  ranked #6 
Canada (BC)  ranked #5 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #5 
France  ranked #230 
Ireland  ranked #5 
Netherlands  ranked #217 
New Zealand  ranked #15 
Northern Ireland  ranked #10 
Scotland  ranked #6 
Sources and References
  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 217