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I usually pronounce Eve as "AYV" or "AY-va". I blame the English phonology.
-- gaelruadh19  5/9/2005
It is pronounced "ev" (same 'e' as in pet) in French. [noted -ed]
-- Miss Claire  5/27/2005
Famous bearer is Eve Dallas of the In Death series by J.D. Robb.
-- dramaelf  10/14/2005
I like the name Eve, Evie or Eva as a nickname for either Evelyn or Genevieve.
-- mum2bubba  10/29/2005
Eve can also be short for Evangeline.
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2006
In C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, female humans were called "Daughters of Eve."
-- Anonymous User  7/10/2006
This is such a pretty name. It has a nice meaning and is not overused at all. Evie is a cute nickname for a little girl as well. I would definitely consider using this as a first name.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2006
Love this name. It has such a dimple yet pretty and timeless air to it. I also love how it means 'life'.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2006
This is a lovely, timeless and very feminine name in my opinion. I also love the meanings of 'to live' and 'to breathe'. I'm surprised it isn't more popular, but at the same time I like the fact that it's relatively uncommon in this day and age.
-- evah  8/23/2006
This is such a nice name. It's pretty, simple and classic. Whenever I hear it I picture a strong-willed, kind and generous woman. This is a good name to grow up with as Evie is a good nickname for a little girl.
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2006
This is a great name for a girl. It's universally known, simple and very pretty without being pretentious. It's also surprinsingly uncommon--what's not to like?
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2006
A famous bearer of the name is Eve, Adam's wife. The first woman. The mother of all.
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2006
Eve is also the abbreviation for evening or evening before, such as Christmas eve or New years eve.
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2006
I think Eve is a very pretty name. It is not very common and I think it goes very well as a middle name for Sarah. And if little Sarah hates that her name is so common, she can go by her middle name and still have a very pretty, sweet Biblical name.
-- glassmidnight  11/18/2006
Given name of Evey Hammond, one of the principal characters in Alan Moore's classic graphic novel V for Vendetta. In the film version, she is never referred to as anything but Evey, but it can be assumed that her given name was Eve in it as well.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  12/7/2006
Contrary to the information given in the name's entry, Eve's giving Adam the fruit was not the reason they were expelled from the Garden of Eden. Has no bearing on the name really, but it bugged me.
-- Annabeau  2/14/2007
In Hideaki Sena's horror novel, Kadokawa Horror Bunko, and its sequels Parasite Eve and Parasite Eve II, all three Eve's are women who have been taken over by the consciousness of the mitochondria in their cells. They all share one common power which is to make living things around them combust into flames.
-- Anonymous User  3/10/2007
The Amharic version of Eve is Mahalet or Mahlet.
-- Hiwot  3/25/2007
Eve was not the first woman created. Chapter 1 of Genesis (The Creation of Heaven and Earth) states that God created animals then man and woman. However, in Chapter 2 of Genesis (The Garden of Eden), the Bible states again the creation of man and woman. Though this time, man is created first, animals second, and woman later.
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2007
The name Eve seems almost too simple for me, but I still like it---and you could call her Evie, which I think is adorable, but still have Eve as a much more mature and substantial name for an adult woman.
-- Anonymous User  6/10/2007
This name is also associated with the classic film, All About Eve; and the deranged, ambitious character who adopts the name Eve as her alias as she attempts to steal actress Margo Channing's (Bette Davis) career.
-- Tears Of Blood  8/28/2007
I know a woman who has a daughter named Evelyn, she said that if anyone dared to call her Eve for short she would be angry because Eve was the one who ate the forbiden apple and all that. Why would you name your child Evelyn or something with Eve in it if you don't want her being called Eve?
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2007
Jan Bradey was played by Eve Plum.
-- mum2bubba  9/7/2007
I like this name a lot! It's simple and sweet. And kinda cute. It would suit many personalities.
-- scarletquillraven  10/20/2007
This is actress Jennie Garth's middle name. Her birth name is Jennifer Eve Garth.
-- Miss Commenter  11/6/2007
It makes me think of Christmas Eve. Not a bad name, though, but I much prefer the spelling Ava.
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2007
There's also another famous bearer that no one has named, that is the American rapper Eve.
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2007
Why does Eve deserve memorializing? According to Christian tradition, her legacy is Original Sin for all of Mankind from the very beginning of time! And Original Sin gave rise to a need for the martyrdom of Christ! WOW! You wouldn't name your daughters Lilith or Jezebel or Delilah or Mary Magdalen for their negative "press" in Christian lore, but you would honor Eve, the first and most notorious of all femme fatales in Christiandom?!
-- leananshae  12/25/2007
On reflection, may I apologize to all the Eves out there who might be offended by my feelings around the history of their names. In no way do I mean to insinuate that a woman or girl with this name should feel bad. Wear it proud!
-- leananshae  12/25/2007
Those who like the name but are religiously inclined and hence unsure about giving the name to their child might like to think of the eating of the forbidden fruit as a 'felix culpa' which allowed for God's sacrifice and divine grace -- arguably worth the trouble caused.

But whatever. I adore this name and its variant, 'Evie'.
-- Elspeth  1/16/2008
Eve is a beautiful name, despite what some may think when it comes to Christianity. Eve in the bible did eat the forbidden fruit. But God still loved her. Also, she was STILL the first women created by God. So to name your daughter after the very first women is a great way to honor womanhood. Because someday your daughter will grow up to be a woman. I am highly considering this name myself. I like the biblical aspect. I love that she was the first woman, despite her actions. None of us are perfect and all considered sinners based on the Bible. But by her being named Eve, I just always felt that must have been God's favorite girl name. Adam and Eve were his favorite names because that is what he named them. The first man and women he created. So another reason to love the name Eve. Also I love the meaning behind it. Such a beautiful meaning. Again like I said. This is a good name to celebrate womenhood because of her being the first women.
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2008
I'm utterly fed up with this name. It's extremely boring, it's far too plain and minimalist, it's still too common, and it has a blatantly obvious connection to Christianity. In this world of heterosexist tyranny, you get to hear enough of the ''Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve'' crap. At least name the girl Evelyn if you like this name.
-- slight night shiver  5/23/2008
I love the symmetrical, rounded look of Eve and I love the sound. It feels like a classy name. I would name a daughter Eve except I'm quite uncomfortable with the Garden of Eden associations. I guess you can interpret Eve in different ways but at the end of the day my gut feeling is she was meant to be a weak person, a baddie! I might get round this by thinking of it as the vocabulary word for 'evening', like a dusky summer night in the country.

Also, I cannot believe that Evie is far more popular than Eve in the UK name charts! And how is Eve a nickname for Evelyn - isn't it pronounced "Ev-a-lyn", not "Eev-a-lyn"?
-- aquamarina  6/8/2008
This name is soft and gentle, and tends to remind me of maple trees whispering just before nightfall. I agree with the above poster, though, about the Garden of Eden associations.
-- EmilyOlive  7/1/2008
The name of the protagonist in the book/movie "The Three Faces of Eve", a story about a woman struggling with multiple personalities syndrome.
-- czechcrazy  7/16/2008
The protagonist of that film was a real woman known as Eve White.
-- seraphine_eternal  12/13/2010
Eve having a positive or a negative association all depends on how you look at it. She was the first woman, which means she represents all women. And if you say she was bad, so you wouldn't use this name, you're basically saying the female gender is bad. The idea of the story was showing how no woman or man is perfect. We are all human and tainted by Adam and Eve and God still loves us regardless. I am not very religious, but I was raised that way and I think it's very close-minded to say that Eve is simply a blasphemous name. There is so much more to it. What is alluring to me about it is that Eve is the first woman, woman in her most natural state. That's what I want for my daughter, not to feel tied down by modern pop culture, but to embrace her own personal timeless beauty. She never has to fit the stereotype of the day, because she is simply woman, naked and pure.
-- LuzDeTuVida  8/16/2008
I love this name. It's pretty and sweet, and the meaning is amazing! I really don't think any name could have a better meaning than "to breathe" or "to live". It's so romantic.
-- black_lace  8/22/2008
This is such a beautiful, strong name. I love it.

To add to the "original sin" issue, Eve was an innocent who was deceived by the master of lies. She didn't deliberately go out to do evil. She made a mistake, nothing more. And Adam made the same mistake, too. But what people don't realize is that, as innocent as they were, Adam and Eve couldn't have children. In other words, the human family couldn't exist unless they partook of the fruit. So I honor Eve. She was an innocent, righteous woman who had to learn how to be a parent without a role model and without help, and she is the mother of us all. I fully respect her, and I look forward to the day when I can name one of my daughters after her.
-- RedGyl  11/20/2008
My name is Eve. I hate how people call me Evie or Evelyn. And I don't like the references either, to Adam and Eve and Wall-E and Christmas. I have loads of memories of primary school with someone in the playground at Christmas going "it's Christmas Eve!" Everywhere I've gone, there's been a reference. And then, just as I thought people were growing out of it (I'm 15 now), Wall-E had to come out, so I had more people go "Eeeeeeevvvveeee" randomly at school.

However, despite everything, I love my name. I remember going to a gig with my (now ex) boyfriend. We were in the car with his dad and we all just talked about random stuff, and they both said my name was really pretty and simple. And it is. And as for the bible, it's all down to what you believe. I'm not a Christian, but it wouldn't matter if I was or wasn't to be honest.

Now, one of my best friends is called Samara. She STILL gets a ridiculous number of references from "The Ring", but she loves her name. It's all down to confidence. Every name has a good meaning to it.
-- lighthousepizza  2/15/2009
I like this name very much. As the only being created from living tissue (Adam's rib), and as the very first woman, Eve deserves respect. I can only imagine how dazzlingly beautiful she must have been.

Many people see her as the sole cause of humanity's downfall, but I believe it is unfair to place the blame on her shoulders alone. As Adam's wife, she was under his protection and guardianship, but he did nothing to stop her from eating the forbidden fruit. While God told Adam that eating the fruit would cause him to die, Adam added to what God said by telling Eve that even just *touching* the fruit would cause her to die. Then, when Eve touched the fruit and was not harmed, she assumed that eating it would be harmless as well. In this way, Adam was at least partially responsible for her mistake. Eve did not force Adam to eat the fruit: she handed it to him, and he chose to eat it as well. I believe that if Adam had not eaten the fruit, God would have forgiven Eve because Adam made no attempt to stop her. Also, it is interesting that neither of them felt any ill effects until after Adam himself had eaten. The Bible tells us that the nature of sin is passed through the father, and as the father of humanity, it was Adam's mistake which caused us to fall.

But, while Adam and Eve's mistake has caused so much suffering, I believe it is important to remember that they probably suffered more than any of us. After all, they had experienced, and then lost, paradise, while we only know life in its present, imperfect state. As the first man and woman, they should be respected.
-- ningyorose  3/30/2009
I love this name, it's absolutely beautiful. As for the Garden of Eden, I see that somewhat as a positive. This name is humbling and a reminder to stay strong and virtuous because every single one of us is capable of sin.
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2009
If my baby was born on New year's Eve (which is today happy 2010 everyone) I would maybe name her Eve or use it as a middle name or choose a name that means Eve. It is a very beautiful name!
-- Alora  12/31/2009
The name Eve appears to be derived from "Kheba", the name of the mother goddess of the Hurrians who was venerated all over the Middle East as "the mother of us all".

It is also one of the names of Asherah, a Semitic mother-godess who was called "the queen of heaven" and worshiped in Israel/Judah as the consort of El/Yahweh(God).

I love the fact that the name Eve has such an ancient religious history and is a part of pagan tradition, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. A powerful and spiritual name. Maybe a little too much for some people to handle.
-- SandSea  2/3/2010
EVE (Extraterestrial Vegetation Evaluator) from Disney/Pixar's WALL-E was specifically named after Eve from the Bible. She was called so because WALL-E's loneliness reminded director Andrwe Stanton of Adam before God gave him his wife Eve. Another biblical reference is that EVE symbolizes the dove from the bible, while the plant is the olive branch.
-- kenzieiscool  4/14/2010
Eve Genoard is the name of a character in the Baccano! anime/manga/novel series.
-- missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
All I can think when I hear Eve: DIRECTIVE
But, Wall-E was an adorable movie, and Eve is still a very nice name.
-- EchoSketcher  1/2/2011
Eve Langley was the pen name of Ethel Jane Langley (1908-1974), an Australian novelist and poet. Famous for her eccentricities (sometimes called madness), both her work and her persona were considered dazzling and unique.
-- keepitreal  1/22/2011
It's the ultimate bad girl name. Very sexy and seductive. Because she was cast as a temptress.
-- keepitreal  1/22/2011
I will be giving this name to my daughter exactly due to it's biblical meaning.

I feel humanity owes a great deal to Eve. Consuming fruit of the tree of knowledge (according to the role attributed to her in the Jewish mythology) is what differentiates us from animals: awareness of the 'human condition' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_condition).

We owe it to Eve rising above being YHWH's pets.

As per the sexual connotations attributed to her, ask yourself if you really prefer to have a rib taken out (!) or make love? I, for myself, know the answer.

Finally, daemonizing Eve for what is essentially human nature (sexual desire) sound to me suspiciously like the hardcore Islamic approach to rape: "It is the woman's fault for tempting the man".
-- hebe  3/2/2011
I want to add one comment for those contributors who have stated that Eve is the cause of original sin... it's all her fault. Did you know that Adam was standing right beside her the entire time she was being tempted? Did he try to stop her? Why did he accept the apple? He knew what was going on... he wasn't naive. How do you explain that? Just some 'food' for thought.
-- maeve  3/7/2011
My daughter will be called Eve simply because I like the name. IMO it's a simple, feminine but strong name. And while being traditional and well known it's not become popular and overused.
As for people who don't like the name because of the fairytale story where she made the 'grave' mistake of eating an apple... I couldn't care less. To me, the alleged 'punishment' for such an action is extreme to say the least - and personally doesn't show this God in the story to be a very loving, forgiving or reasonable being!
-- pixierama  3/12/2011
The late pornographic actress and boaster of the "world's biggest breasts", Lolo Ferrari, was born Eve Valois.
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2011
Stop tormenting our glorious Mother Eve! If you'd only think about it, you'd see the truth behind the first woman who bore this beautiful, beautiful name. God put Adam and Eve into the garden with two commandments: 1: Multiply and replenish. And 2: To not eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Eve wanted to be a mother, but didn't know how, and when the serpent said that the tree would let her know all, she ate of it, because then she would know how to have children. It is because of this transgression that man is able to die, and if man had remained sinless and never-dying there would have been no need for the Atonement and Resurrection, and therefore no need for Christ himself, and we would not even be here. As for the coming-from-Adam's-rib thing, I have a quote that might make this clearer, so please, treat the name Eve as something pure and sacred, like it is. "Eve came from Adam's rib; not from his head to be above him, or his foot to be below him, but from his rib to be equal to him. She was made from his side to be close to him, under his arm to be protected by him, and close to his heart to be loved by him." My future daughter WILL have this name.
-- Sabella Authoress  9/30/2012
Actress Eve Arden (1908-1990).
-- moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
Name of the Day: March 30, 2013.
-- dwayne1996  3/30/2013
Nice name. We name people Adam, and he ate the forbidden fruit too. According to Catholic tradition, Adam and Eve repented of their sin and are considered saints.
-- thesnowwhiterose  4/13/2013
Usually I don't like names that only have three letters, but I really do like Eve a lot. I think because it only has one syllable whereas other three-letter names usually have two and that bugs me for some reason - Ali, Ian, Ira, Ava. But Eve is very beautiful to me. I don't even think about the biblical aspect. My brother is named Adam and he never got teased about being the "first man" or anything like that. Eve is a great choice for parents. I can picture a child and a grown woman with this name.
-- Anonymous User  10/10/2013
'Eve' is the title of the first book in the 'Eve trilogy' by Anna Carey.
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2013
Regarding the origin of the name, which far pre-dates Christianity, it comes from the time when the Hebrews had more than one God, namely a Mother and a Father: Asherah and El. Or to get more accurate, Rabat Chawat Elat and El, parents to the Elohim (other gods). One of Asherah’s symbols was the snake and before the Canaanite religion changed to only have El, Asherah was the quintessential image for women to aspire to. "Eve" is a byname of Asherah, and make what you will of a snake tricking Eve into eating an apple.
-- GopherTuna  3/30/2014
Thank you for stating that the origin of the name is "potentially" negative. However, there are some religious faiths that view Eve's actions positively, and even with honor. For example, Latter-day Saints.
https://www.lds.org/manual/doctrines-of-the-gospel-student-manual/chapter-8-the-fall?lang=eng.
-- Piqueakh  4/4/2014
A beautiful name, and to all the people who are trashing the Eve from the bible, Adam is a very popular name and he ate the fruit too, knowing what would happen. Go check his page out. That being said I'm not religious, (it's fine if you are, I don't care), and I'm going to use this name for my daughter because it's pretty and I like the meaning.
-- Songofecho  7/4/2014
I LOVE this name, I know it would be a little strange for me to name a daughter this seeing as I am an atheist, but I just can't help adoring this name! It's sweet and spunky with a story book heroine feel to it, and it ages well, I plan on using this name someday.
-- BuyBeerOrPayTheRent  9/27/2014
I think this name is brilliant and gorgeous! Shame it's so underused! =(
-- LoveHeartKawaii  10/6/2014

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