EVE
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: חַוָּה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: EEV (English), EV (French)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chawwah), which was derived from the Hebrew word חוה (chawah) "to breathe" or the related word חיה (chayah) "to live". According to the Old Testament Book of Genesis, Eve and Adam were the first humans. She gave the forbidden fruit to Adam, causing their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Despite this potentially negative association, the name was occasionally used during the Middle Ages. In the English-speaking world both Eve and the Latin form Eva were revived in the 19th century.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Eva, Ava (English), Ève (French)
DIMINUTIVES: Evie, Evvie, Eveleen (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hawa (Arabic), Yeva (Armenian), Eua (Biblical Greek), Chawwah (Biblical Hebrew), Eva (Biblical Latin), Eva (Bulgarian), Eva (Croatian), Eva (Czech), Eva (Danish), Eva (Dutch), Eeva, Eevi (Finnish), Eva (Georgian), Eva (German), Chava, Hava (Hebrew), Éva, Évike (Hungarian), Éabha (Irish), Eva (Italian), Ieva (Latvian), Ieva (Lithuanian), Eva (Macedonian), Eva (Norwegian), Ewa (Polish), Eva (Portuguese), Eva, Yeva (Russian), Eva (Slovene), Eva, Evelia, Evita (Spanish), Eva (Swedish), Havva (Turkish), Efa (Welsh)
Popularity
United States  ranked #490 
England/Wales  ranked #134 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #83 
France  ranked #205 
Ireland  ranked #50 
Northern Ireland  ranked #64 
Scotland  ranked #78