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Famous bearers: Eva Longoria, Eva Green.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2005
In Germany, this name has two name days: 4 June for St Eva of Liege (Eva von Lüttich) and 24 December for the biblical mother of humanity.
-- Evaria  8/8/2005
There is an actress who was on the soap opera "All My Children" for years and is now on "CSI: Miami" - Eva LaRue.
-- Erica30588  11/22/2005
Eva Peron was an actress that married an Argentinean officer and became a luminary for the Argentine people. She's played by Madonna in the movie 'Evita'.
-- shadow.of.a.dream  11/26/2005
Eva Braun was the longtime companion (and briefly wife) of Adolf Hitler.
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2005
Eva Marie Saint is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2005
Eva Gabor was a Hungarian actress known for her role on the "Green Acres" T.V. show.
-- breakofday  12/30/2005
Saint Eva of Liege is celebrated 26 May according to the Catholic calendar, but in Liege her feast is 14 March. An additional feast is 25 June.
-- alberto  2/15/2006
The late singer Eva Cassidy, best known for her cover of Sting's "Fields of Gold," was a famous bearer of this name.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/24/2006
In German, Eva is pronounced as EH-fa. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  5/25/2006
A pretty name; the pronunciation "eh-va" is the nicest.
-- websurfer  5/28/2006
My name is also Eva and I like it. It's short, so there is no need for nicknames, and it's international.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
So much prettier than the overused Ava.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2006
Another one of my favourite names for a girl. Classically pretty and feminine and not extremely common. I also like how you could use the nicknames Eve and Evie with it.
-- evah  7/13/2006
Eva Herzigová is a Czech model from Litvínov.
-- Maggie_Simpson  7/24/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Eva here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
A very pretty name.
-- ezy_lou  10/8/2006
We named one of my twin daughters Eva (12 months old). We pronounce it eh-vuh and I think it is the most beautiful -- and unusal -- version of the name. Sooo much better than Ava or Ella! I think and hope that our Evy will be the only Eva she knows!
-- mom2evaalex  10/27/2006
Eva Green, the French born actress, is the 'First Bond Girl', Vesper Lynn (odd name really, for a girl, I'm sorry) in Casino Royale (Excellent Movie). I also know a girl who pronounces her name like Ava, even though its spelt Eva.
-- bellaboo  12/30/2006
Another one of my favorite short and sweet names :)
-- EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/17/2007
I was born in the mid-50s, and my parents named me after a relative who pronounced this name "Eh-vah." I've had a lifetime correcting people. Glad to hear my family's pronunciation is catching on.

Ironically, the relative was from my father's side of the family (English/German) but that pronunciation is closer to Italian, and my mother's family is mostly Italian.
-- ewhitley  2/15/2007
Eva is Dante and Vergil's mother in the video game series Devil May Cry.
-- Dark Whysper  2/26/2007
Oh, gosh, where to start? I just adore this name on so many levels. Beautiful sound, classic without being overused, feminine without being frilly, suits a newborn and her grandmother equally well. Not terribly popular, but not weird either, still familiar and easy to spell/pronounce. Short enough that it doesn't require a nickname, but has the option of two lovely nicknames if you so desire (they can even grow with her - Evie for when she's a little girl, Eve for when she's older). To me, it's just the perfect name.
-- Anonymous User  4/18/2007
Pronounced as "Ah-va".
-- Karcoolka  5/13/2007
Eva Breznikar sings and plays drums in the Slovene musical group Laibach.
-- Anonymous User  6/2/2007
Eva Wilma is a Brazilian actress.
-- alberto  6/2/2007
Eva could also represent a latinised form of Gaelic 'Aoibhe' or Old English 'Æffe'.
-- Anonymous User  6/10/2007
I always ignored the name Eva, thinking it was boring, too short, too simple. Then I read this book, called Tenderwire, and the protagonist was named Eva Tyne, and she was such an unforgettable character that it made me fall in love with this name.
-- KennaIsADroid  6/13/2007
I am from Persia and my name is Elena and I like it more than Eva but I think Eva is also very pretty and we call it ha-vaa in Iran.
-- ayanaz_favare  7/27/2007
Eva is the name my husband and I gave our daughter (now 10 months old). I always loved it - it's simple, feminine without being frilly, international, short and easy to pronounce - or so I thought! The problem we have with it now is that so many people think she's just another "Ava"! We pronounce it EE-vah.
-- BlueSomehow  9/7/2007
I love this name! It's simple and nice and has a great meaning. I have a friend who has this name and I think it suits her well. When I think of the name Eva, I think of a wonderful, smart girl with a good sense of humor.
-- renee06  9/15/2007
Eva Amurri is an American actress, daughter of Susan Sarandon.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2007
There's a 1948's Swedish film called 'Eva', written by Ingmar Bergman.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2007
Eva is a name of a character in the Freedom Writers movie.
-- Renthead13  9/28/2007
Some people I know use this as an abbreviation for the band Evanescence.
-- patchworkgirl  10/10/2007
There is a singer who recently won Canadian Idol called Eva (Eh-vah) Avila.
-- Daroga  1/30/2008
This is the name of one of my friends and the middle name of my sister. They both pronounce it Ee-vah. It's a pretty name.
-- Daroga  1/30/2008
Eva Pigford, winner of America's Next Top Model Cycle 2, is a famous bearer.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/10/2008
Eva is the name of a beautiful song by the Finnish band Nightwish.
-- teenrobo3  2/26/2008
In my class we're reading a play called An Inspector Calls and the girl that kills herself in it is called Eva Smith.
-- sammi-boo  5/25/2008
Famous bearers:
Actress Eva Aichmajer
Eva Braun, wife of Adolf Hitler
Gymnast Eva Věchtová-Bosáková
Actress Eva Blažková
Figure skater Eva Bendová
Moderator Eva Chaloupková
Singer Eva Cassidy
Politician´s Prisoner Eva Vokálová-Dušková
Actress Eva Jeníčková
Actress Eva Elsner
Model Eva Eminger
Opera singer Eva Urbanová
Actress Eva Green
Model Eva Gregor
Model Eva Herzigová
Actress Eva Hrušková
Actress Eva Herzig
Actress Eva Longoria
Actress Eva Matějková
Baskeball player Eva Němcová
Singer Eva Pilarová
Politician Eva Tylová
Actress Eva Ujfaluši
Actress Eva Vejmělková
Model Eva Zmrzlík
-- MaggieSimpson  5/25/2008
This name always reminds me of "evil". Probably because of the movie called "Deliver us From Eva". But past that, it's kinda nice.
-- not_another_Jessica  10/26/2008
I love this name beyond belief. To me it's beautiful, sweet, and somewhat other-wordly--as weird as that sounds. But I think I liked this name a lot more after listening to the song "Eva" by Nightwish, my favourite band. =)
-- CanadianChibi  11/20/2008
The female robot lead in Wall-E. What a classic love story.
-- dramaelf  3/30/2009
I pronounce Eva and Ava the same way, but I far prefer Eva. It just sounds so classical, pretty, universal, and timeless, in comparison to Ava, which is very faddish and overused at the moment.
-- Anyechka  8/24/2009
This name is lovely; so much better than the overly trendy Ava. Due to famous women like Eva Peron, Eva Braun, and Eva Gabor, I've always pronounced it like Ava. I just can't pronounce it with a long E.
-- bananarama  8/28/2009
Eva Pigford Marcille, AKA "Eva the Diva" ANTM Cycle 3 winner.
-- mattaliano  1/14/2010
Actually, in Spanish the pronunciation is EH-bah. Spanish doesn't make a distinction between the sound of b and v, both graphemes correspond with the /b/ phoneme.
-- caoilainn  1/24/2010
Pronounced more like EH-vah in Spanish. Could be a nickname for Evelina.
-- mariej2  5/5/2010
Eva is one of my favorite names, and I love that it's my middle name. I sometimes wish that this was my first name, since I find many more Alexandras than Evas. My family pronounces it a number of ways. My siblings say EE-vah, my parents say EH-vah, and I say AH-vah. I don't really care, because I love my name. My Hebrew name is Chava, which means "giver of life" (reason for why I pronounce it the way I do). A beautiful meaning for a beautiful name!
-- alexandra-eva  7/14/2010
A bit short and boring, but at least it's not too common.
-- Hushpuppy  9/9/2011
My best friend is named Eva. I love her name, it's pretty in general, but there are good nicknames for it, too: Eve, Evie.
-- blondieboo629  10/7/2011
Whenever I see this name, I want to pronounce it like Ava. I have no idea why.
-- ListenToAsuka  10/15/2011
Eva Mendes is an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Eva Markvoort was a Canadian girl with cystic fibrosis and famously red hair. She kept a LiveJournal account and made a documentary about her life, both entitled 65_redroses.
-- welovejamesarness  1/4/2012
Eva Hesse was an American sculptor, known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2012
Derives from Greek: "ευ", which means: good, nice.
-- georgev1112  12/10/2012
I know a girl who pronounced it Ay-vuh. I personally like Ee-vuh better.
-- SEC908  12/12/2012
I pronounce it ee-va. If you want ay-va, that's Ava.
-- Oohvintage  1/13/2013
Eva is the name of the blue rabbit princess in the Jazz Jackrabbit games.
-- Buneary  3/5/2013
This is my little sister's name. It is quite cute and it suits her. It is pronounced 'ee-vuh', and I think it is the most prettiest out of all. We sometimes pronounce it the German way 'e-fah' when we speak German. I think this name can suit any girl and it sounds nicer than the very overused Ava. A good girls name.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2013
My great aunt and grandmother from italy were both named Eva. I think it is the most beautiful, elegant, timeless and classic name for a girl. I am currently pregnant with my first child and want nothing more than to have a girl so I can name her after the most influential women that ever graced my life.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2013
The name Eva is also commonly used in Georgia.

In Georgian, Eva is written as: ევა. [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  6/9/2013
Eva is such a pretty name! Pronounced like ee-vuh, of course. Please, do not pronounce this pretty name like eh-vuh. Eh-vuh is a really ghetto sounding pronunciation of this pretty name. And plus, it reminds me of "WhatEver". If it is pronounced like eh-va, someone might say "Ever" and your daughter would turn to that person, thinking " Did you call me". No, NOT UGLY EH-VA! GO EE-VA! Also, please don't pronounce it like REALLY ugly Ay-va if you live in a non-Dutch speaking country. It is so ugly. If you pronounce it like Ee-va, your daughter would thank you.
-- Anonymous User  7/22/2013
I think the pronunciation eh-vah is by far the most appealing. It's my families pronunciation and it reminds me of my German heritage. I don't think the previous comment about it being "ghetto" is a very educated comment. I do see the problem with it sounding like whatever but I don't think it has to stop someone from using it.
-- leahlane  8/25/2013
Eva Ibbotson was an Austrian-born British children's novelist. Sadly, she died three years ago. Her works include The Star of Kazan, Which Witch?, Journey to the River Sea, The Dragonfly Pool, The Beasts of Clawstone Castle, etc. She left behind a great legacy.
-- AnastasiaE  11/1/2013
Evica is diminutive of Eva in Croatia.
-- goricar  11/26/2013
This is my younger sister's name, Eva. Eva Josephine. Pronounced like ee-va and in German it's ee-fa. I adore this name so much. We are a German heritaged family, and this name is perfect. It isn't so common, it is elegant, beautiful, short and ages well. A winning name.
-- MeinNameIstMelissa  4/11/2014
The proper German pronunciation of this name is EE-fuh. I know this because I am fluent in German.
-- MeinNameIstMelissa  4/11/2014
My moms name is Eva and I love the name! She doesn't really like it though, she thinks it's too short and plain. But I think the name is very beautiful, I love how it's very simple, but also very pretty.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2014

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