Given Name EVA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ευα (Greek), Ева (Bulgarian, Russian, Church Slavic), ევა (Georgian)
PRONOUNCED: E-ba (Spanish), E-va (Italian, Czech, Slovak, Icelandic), EE-və (English), E-fa (German), AY-vah (Dutch), E-vah (Danish), YE-və (Russian), E-wa (Classical Latin)  [details]

Meaning & History

Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
VARIANTS: Evelia (Spanish), Ava, Eve (English), Evi (German), Evi (Dutch), Evi (Greek), Yeva (Russian)
DIMINUTIVES: Evita (Spanish), Evie, Evvie, Eveleen (English), Eef, Eefje (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hawa (Arabic), Yeva (Armenian), Eve (Biblical), Eua (Biblical Greek), Chawwah (Biblical Hebrew), Khava (Chechen), Eeva, Eevi (Finnish), Ève (French), Chava, Hava (Hebrew), Éva, Évike (Hungarian), Khava (Ingush), Éabha (Irish), Ieva (Latvian), Ieva (Lithuanian), Ewa (Polish), Havva (Turkish), Efa (Welsh)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017