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In German, Eva is pronounced as EH-fa. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  5/25/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Eva here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  9/3/2006
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
Pronounced as "Ah-va".
Karcoolka  5/13/2007
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
I pronounce it ee-va. If you want ay-va, that's Ava.
Oohvintage  1/13/2013
The proper German pronunciation of this name is EE-fuh. I know this because I am fluent in German.
MeinNameIstMelissa  4/11/2014
Pronounced EH-vah in Norwegian too.
Quamalamalam  3/2/2015
Love it if pronounced ee-vah. Short, yet 2 syllables. Perfect for a long last name. Easy for a toddler to learn to spell.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2015
Ee-va.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2016
In Dutch you'd pronounce this name "AY-vah".
SkullRose  3/5/2016
Eva, There are many pronunciations for this name used in different areas.
Ee-vah
Ay-vah
Eh-vah
Ah-vah.
cziehl  4/5/2016

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