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My grandma was born in 1924 in a tiny Kentucky town. I never knew how she got her name, only that it was very unusual and I'd never known any one else with her name. I sometimes wondered if she was named after the Russian river. After viewing this site, I've learned this name was much more common during the time she was born.
-- biscuit  1/28/2005
I worked with a lady named Neva and she pronounced it Nee-vah. She was short and dumpy about 45, but nice.
-- Anonymous User  11/26/2005
I have a friend named Neva. She is a very pretty, kind, and talented. I find it to be a very unique and beautiful name. It sounds appropriate at any age, too. The only problem with this name is its pronunciation. It confuses a lot of people. But that shouldn't be enough to deter one from bestowing this name on their daughter. It's lovely and I heartily recommend it!
-- HoneyLoveShine  6/22/2006
Neva is a Spanish name meaning "snow."
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2006
I have to agree, Neva is Spanish and it's a form of "Nieves" or "Nevada".
-- michi_vane  1/14/2007
There is a band called Neva Dinova.
-- Anonymous User  3/12/2007
Neva Dinova is my favorite band. I had heard Jake Bellows named the band after his grandmother, and I was thinking, "Neva is a name? What?" Then I grew to really love it as I heard more about people with this name. It sounds so pretty and unique even though it was more common in the past. I think there was a character on Murder in Small Town X named Neva, as well.
-- KennaIsADroid  6/13/2007
Russian model Natalia Vodianova named her daughter Neva, after the river Neva.
-- dollrock  8/28/2007
I knew twins named Neva and Eva (as in never ever) so that is all I can think of when I hear this (Neva said like 'never' but with an accent).
-- Anonymous User  11/18/2007
Neva means one kind of swamp in Finnish (in our language there are ~5 words for different kinds of swamps). It's not usually a name in Finland, but I have a friend whose sister is named Neva. I think it's a beautiful name.
-- ventilatorblues  12/21/2007
There is a character in D. J. MacHale's Pendragon series with this name. Only she spells it Nevva. Double v.
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2008
I was named Neva. I admit it's a hard name to bear. Lol. Usually it is mispronounced and mistaken for Nevada or Geneva. Also, slang for never.

I was named after my grandmother, and always wished for a popular name like Kelly or Amber. But now I am proud to have a unusual name. Rarely do I meet anyone else with it, and if I do, they are usually elderly women. It's interesting to have this name.
-- nevay  4/21/2008
I like the sound of this name. It sounds esthetic, sophisticated, classy, yet nicely simple. It's uncommon nowadays, and it's quite surprising people haven't rediscovered the name since the tacky Nevaeh has become so popular.
-- slight night shiver  5/1/2008
Very nice. This would make a great alternative to Nevaeh.
-- bananarama  8/6/2008
This is an anagram of Evan.
-- Hushpuppy  11/10/2008
I like the sound and look of this name, and it reminds me of science fiction character names for some reason. I guess it's the vowel-consonant-vowel-consonant thing, and the letter "v", neither of which appear too often in English names.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  12/24/2008
To me, this looks like someone saying "never" with a "street" accent.
-- erb816  5/11/2009
If I were to use this name, I would spell it Nevah. If you look at the spelling, it is the name Haven backwards.
-- kool_babe14  5/30/2009
A bit boring. Only has place as a short form in my opinion.
-- lucyskydiamonds  3/4/2010
As a short form of Geneva, it's ok. As a full name - ugh. Also, it reminds me of a misspelling of 'never'.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2010
It looks like someone saying "Never" in a British accent.
-- GirlWithN0Name  2/8/2011
Which British accent are you referring too? I'm Scottish but sound totally different to someone from Wales. I'd pronounce Neva like Knee-va and Never like Niver. Those in England and Wales shall pronounce both of these differently to me.
-- Rhona J  12/10/2011
'Neva' simply does not sound like a real name. It sounds like the name of a river, certainly. But it does not sound like a real person's name. A far more likable and traditional alternative would be 'Niamh'.
-- LakeGirl  5/12/2011
This name is a Croatian and Serbian short form of Nevena. It's pronounced NEH-vah.
-- enchy  6/10/2011
I like this! Is it pronounced nee-va or neh-va?
-- Anonymous User  3/4/2013
The name Neva was given to 83 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Terrible name. It sounds like how Australians say 'never'.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2013
I was named after my mother who was born in 1926 but orphaned at a young age so she never knew where they got the name from. She was from a small town in south Georgia. I did not like the name when I was young because you could never find your name on any souvenir. Now I love it because it is so unusual and I get compliments on all the time. Also people are less likely to forget your name.
-- Anonymous User  2/7/2014
If I knew someone with this name I would probably think of them as someone who doesn't like being told what to do. Sounds like a ghetto version of "never", like "nevah". It comes from the name Geneva so I guess it would sound like "knee-vah" but it just doesn't make sense.
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2014
My name is Neva, pronounced Nee-vah! As a child, it was frustrating not being able to find the cutesy name things like keychains, badges, stationery, anything with my name on it. What that did was force me to create my own personalized items; which created the person I am today. My name is not short for anything; just Neva. I was named Neva after my momma lost a bet with her cousin, whose name is also Neva. Growing up, she was Big Neva and I was Little Neva.
-- Neva Jean  7/5/2014

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