It’s so common but I love the sound of it.
Just boring.
I absolutely love this name. Such a sweet name for a baby girl.
Pretty, although I prefer Eva.
I don't care for it. I prefer Eva.
Some nicknames can be Avie, Eve, Va, Ave Ave and Eva.
The most extremely basic and boring name.
Out of the names Eva, Ada, or Ana, Ava is the most pretentious and stuck up sounding. It’s very popular and boring too. It’s MY opinion, get mad if you want to.
My name is Ewa and it is pronounced this way. I'm Polish-American and obviously my name is European. I think the way my name is spelt is more unique than Ava.
My name is Ava, I like it but it is very overused. I wish my name was Avalon, that is what my dad wanted to name me... I wish they chose that one!
Really, really common, yet still as beautiful as always. I’ve met, like, what? 5 or so Avas before. Wow….
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It might be common in other countries like the US, but not too common in my country. Although Ava sounds childish in my opinion, I think this is a lovely name. It doesn't need any nickname, because already short.
I think this name is so overused it’s pretty much lost any of its charm. Ava just feels so, “Meh.”. It’s kinda like Emma to me. Cute, but really? That’s the best you could do? Eva and Aveline are so much prettier.
It's gorgeous but really common. I think it's more unique as a middle name because of its popularity.
I think Ava is a nice name. I'd be lying if I said I didn't prefer Eva, but I still think Ava is pretty. It's short, sweet and simple. Obviously, I don't think it would need a nickname (as it's only three letters), but I can't help but think that Aves would make a really cute one.
I prefer it as a middle name because of its popularity.
Pretty, just VERY overused. I like the combo Ava Elizabeth.
Sorry but I hate it. Sounds ugly and way too popular nowadays. Also I don’t like Eva either or Ayva. Sorry peeps!
Hi my name is Ava and I love this name because it means a lot to me and I don’t care what whoever thinks of it. Others should feel this way because many are saying mean things of other's names and I feel like it is very sad and kinda mean to be honest. I feel bad for whoever sees mean things on their own name on the internet. I just wanted to show and say that to whoever sees this, love your name and who you are and don’t care about who thinks about you because that might let you down and everyone shouldn’t be treated that way but they are. We should love and support others and their actions and things of their liking because you never know what many others in the world are going through in life. I am not saying this in a bad way, I am just suggesting that everyone should treat others how you want to be treated like the golden rule says :)
I think it is quite beautiful! I have a math friend online, her name is Ava, pronounced “Ah—vuh”. I like both pronunciations, “Ah—vuh” and “Ay—vuh”. I’ve met Avas with different pronunciations, so I don’t really care which one to use. :)
I much prefer the pronunciation Ah-va, Ay-va sounds weird, uglier.
I'm not a fan of this one. I also don't like Eva.
Such a short, sweet name with a powerful punch. It sounds so elegant. It’s definitely my favorite of the popular names. Plus it means life!
Beautiful name! Although it is super common, it will always be gorgeous. I love it!
I know someone named Ava, her name brings to mind good times and happy memories. She is one of the strongest, kindest, and most caring people I know and any girl would be lucky to have her name. Beautiful and strong and yet complex.
I think this is a cute name however it’s very common. If you like the name maybe you could use the name Avalyn instead.
A female given name from Hebrew, a variant of Eva. The (Vulgate) Latin Eva, from Ancient Greek Εὔα (Eúa), from Biblical Hebrew חַוָּה‎ (ḥawwā). Traditionally held to be from חַי‎ (kháy, “alive”).
Common, but other than that, it’s fine.
Very pretty and classy name.
VERY COMMON, but it is still pretty.
It feels boring. Similar looking Ada or Eva looks a lot better, more elegant. This looks boring, same as Ana. Nothing interesting. Also too common, I don't see much appeal about this name.
Pretty, but its overuse kind of ruins it.
Too short for my liking.
I LOVE THIS NAME! I have a 7 year old daughter who I named Ayvuh. I love her name! She has grown to love it but. I like the way I spell it way better then other people! MY FAVORITE NAME EVER!
I think it's cute and all but I am just not a fan of really popular names so that takes the cuteness out of it, in my opinion.
Simple and elegant.
Quite overused but pretty.
Meh. It could be worse.
Usually popularity does affect my personal opinion of a name somewhat. Just something I can't help much. But not for this name at all. It's been popular for good reason.

My mind keeps getting stuck on the beautiful simplicity of Ava, and every time I'm reminded of it, I want to stop, slow down, and just think it for a moment, repeat it in my head. Ava. Isn't that just the loveliest sound? It's short and sweet, even palindromic, and yet it is so grandly gorgeous.
The most gorgeous name ever!
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Ava Lane Busby is an OutDaughtered quintuplet.
Not gonna lie, every time I hear this name I get warm fuzzy feelins in my britches.
My grandmother's name was Ava Sinclair. She had the life and quiet strength of a river: Seemingly peaceful on the surface, but an unrelenting and powerful current beneath that will sweep away those who trifle her, yet giving life to those who respect her grace. Perhaps I'm biased, but the name Ava gives me hope, warmth, and strength. It's classy, timeless, and respectable, in my opinion. I really love the name Ava.
Ava is the bestest, prettiest name ever and cannot be overused enough.
This name is a bit too common for my liking. It's not bad, but In my opinion it’s gotten extremely overused. Why not go with something different like Aviana, or Aveline?
This is what my name was gonna be but it turned out as Aliea or Aaliyah you can say. I think it is beautiful!
Saint Ava is a Roman Catholic saint. Ava was the daughter of Pepin. She was cured of blindness by St. Rainfredis. She then became a Benedictine nun at Dinart, Hainaut, located today in Belgium, and was elected abbess c. 845. Her feast day is April 29.
Ava, (c.1060—1127), a poet, was the first named female writer in any genre in the German language.
She is the author of five poems which focused on Christian themes of salvation and the second coming of Christ. She is known for making religious works accessible to the common people of her time.
Ava Alice Muriel Astor (July 7, 1902 – July 19, 1956) was an American heiress, socialite, and member of the Astor family.[3] She was the daughter of John Jacob Astor IV and Ava Lowle Willing, and sister of Vincent Astor and half-sister of John Jacob Astor VI.
Ava Lowle Willing (September 15, 1868 – June 9, 1958) was an American socialite. She was the first wife of Colonel John Jacob Astor IV and later married Thomas Lister, 4th Baron Ribblesdale.
It’s pretty.
An absolutely beautiful, strong, elegant name with a great meaning. Easy to recognize, and pronounce. You can’t go wrong with this perfect name!
We just chose this name for our baby girl. I think it’s beautiful on a baby, and will age well throughout life. It may be simple, boring, and overused to others. But I’d much rather give my baby a name with history and background than all of these crazy made up names, or names with bad meanings I see these days.
Love my little Ava girl!
My name is the best name and I know it!
This name is short and cute and I love it! It might be common but it's still good.
Plain. Boring. Overdone.
So over this name!
Basic, and overused.
I loved this name 5-10 years ago until it became way too overdone. Every other birth announcement here over the last several years has been Ava, Ellie, or Ella. So over it.
SO overused. I liked this name a few years ago, but no longer a fan!
A favorite of mine! Beautiful.
A blessing of a name. The owner is just aloof enough, intelligent, beautiful, and smug in knowing she has the best name ever. Glamorous and slim, Ava is a groovy girl, possessed by a holy name. In my opinion, it is not used enough! I wish the world was full of them. Ava's of the world, unite and take over!
To be honest, I don’t really like this name. Don’t get me wrong, it’s cute and whatever. But for me personally this name is extremely basic/generic (at least now) not to mention EXTREMELY common. Name like this usually go by Ava Rose, Ava Marie, etc. It’s just weird now.
Extremely, extremely sexy name!
Ava is a short, simple, and sweet name :). I wouldn’t recommend using it though since it’s so overused.
Sexy but a little too common. Eva is a bit better.
I love the name, maybe because it's my name but I think it's so nice and pretty, perfect fit for blue eyed blondes like me!
This is a very nice name, but is getting too common. If you are considering the name Ava for your child, I would recommend going with something else. Try going with Eve, Eva, Evie, Evalyn, Evelyn, Evaline, Eveline, Evelynn, Evalynn, Eveleen, Evelina, Aveline, or Avelina. Be aware that, though not as common as Ava is, the names Eve, Eva, and Evelyn are still fairly common. :)
Meh. I think it’s way too overrated.
This is my daughter's name so clearly I love it! Simple and beautiful.
If you want to name your child Ava, be aware that it’s very common. There are other names to choose from that sound similar though.

This is cute. I think it's very common. I also have a cousin named Ava.
I personally really hate my own name, Ava, because I feel it's too plain and not unique at all. Also when someone called the name 5 people in 1 group look up.
I think it’s adorable.
Becoming wayyy too common.
Sorry but this name makes me think of a rude, stuck-up girl.
It’s a really sweet sounding name with good meaning, and would be easy for a child to pronounce. Unfortunately, it’s been overused and has lost its charm, so to speak. Every time I hear the name Ava in a group of people, four people look up. It’s frustrating!
My daughter is named Ava Alexis (Alexis after her late grandmother). When we picked this name we seriously had no idea how popular it was. I find it to be a lovely name. It's short, sweet and to the point. 3 letters is all my kid had to learn. Her middle name and last make up for a crazy first name.
This is my crush's name and I think it is cute.
Ava is a simple name, great for someone with a triangular shaped body.
Better pronounced in English as AV-ə not AY-və.
Ava is an awesome name! I love the sounding of it and it's beautiful. But way too popular. I have 2 Avas in my class. And it gets confusing.
I really liked this name around 1999-2002, but it is far too popular now. Of course I first heard of this name when Reese Witherspoon used it in 1999. I liked the meaning, sound, look of this name (and how cool it was because it is a palindrome).

I used to like the names Jocelyn Ava and Scarlett Ava. I think Ava is still pretty cool and unexpected as a middle name. But darrrrn, it got way too popular!
It's not my favourite but it's sweet and short. It's good enough, if not a bit popular.
It's pleasant sounding but a bit short. It would be good for a religious child or cute on a simple girl.
I had a previous comment a lil while back (that I anonymized) in which I liked it. Now I’m kind of changing... what is so special about it? It’s a little bland in my opinion although it doesn’t sound bad. I just think there could be more names to use. Also, expect the Ava D and Ava Z thing.
A YouTuber named Ava forever ruined this name for me. Even though singer Ava Max fixed it. Right now I don't like this name but don't hate it either.
Usage: English, Persian, German, Dutch, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Latvian, Ancient Germanic

Pronounced: AY-və (English), AV-ə (English), A-va (German, Dutch, Polish, Swedish), AH-vah (Finnish)

Meaning: Form of EVE in several languages.
I love it!
Hate it. Ava is too short and is really bland imo. I don't understand why it's so popular...
Ava Max (stage name of singer Amanda Ava Koci), is a famous bearer.
A nice name. I'd prefer to use it as a middle name, though, more specifically as a middle name for Hilda.
Ava Michelle Cota is a dancer, singer and model known for starring on “Dance Moms” with her Mom, Jeanette and “So You Think You Can Dance”.
This name is nice but overused. The pronunciation Ay-vah is ugly as hell and American sounding, Av-vah is much nicer.
Ava Marie Clements and her sister Leah Rose Clements are known as the most beautiful twins in the world.
All the Ava’s I’ve ever known are mean and rude. But Ava is a beautiful name. It’s REALLY overused. But I love the name so nothing to complain about.
I think this name is amazing and I love the way it sounds.
It is special because it is the same backwards.
Ava Lane Busby is one of the quints on “Out Daughtered”.
Every Ava I have met has been very rude. It is a nice name though.
I can’t picture a 60-year-old lady with the name Ava. It sounds so modern that it would be pictured very well on a little girl. Actually, Ava is an elegant name, who cares how old you are with the name Ava? It goes well with Sophia, Olivia, and especially Eva! It’s okay if it’s so popular right now! It’s not so common before because it’s so modern. I love this name for a girl!
In 2018, 3 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Ava who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 432nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
It's okay. It's a little pretty but it's way too common.
Personally I don't understand the hype around the name. I just don't like it and I don't know why. The sharp 'VAH' sounds like yelling 'hah' in an argument. It's the sort of extremely common name that people think isn't extremely common. No hate, this is my opinion - likers of Ava probably hate my name choices.
I have this name and when I was younger my mom called me her bird. When I was older we looked up the meaning of my name and it was bird. That is really weird because my favorite animal is a type of bird.
Ava is a stunning classic. Doesn't matter how often I hear it, it rings beautiful to my ears! In my opinion the name Ava bears simple straight forward class and beautiful strength.
Ava is a wonderful name. It is getting very popular though, my name is Avamar and I love it.
If you love Ava but are put off by its current extreme popularity, perhaps Ada would do as an alternative. It doesn't mean the same thing (Ada means "noble"), but it both looks and sounds quite similar.
This name is super popular right now, but I like it. I prefer the Ah-va pronunciation, however (rhymes with lava). It sounds very elegant and mysterious.
It's pretty... pretty overused. It sucks when a name takes off and it loses its spark. A once pretty name is just bland now.
Such a beautiful, short and sweet name. I love it on its own, or as a nickname for Octavia.
I hate the name Ava. It's too short, I don't like short names, and it's really boring and way too overused. It's also a fairly new name so it isn't classic or timeless.
Ava DuVernay is an American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award. For her work in Selma (2014), DuVernay was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With Selma, she was also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, though she was not nominated for Best Director. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016).

DuVernay's next film, A Wrinkle in Time, reportedly has a budget exceeding $100 million, making DuVernay the first black woman to direct a live-action film with a budget of that size.
I think Ava is a simple yet beautiful name! Totally something to consider for my daughter.
Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress and singer. She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo, and also received BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for other films.
Ava Ohlgren is an American competition swimmer who has represented the United States in international events. Ohlgren is a former NCAA champion in the 400 y IM and 200 y IM. At the 2007 Pan American Games, Ohlgren won the 200 m freestyle and swam the third leg of the 4x20 freestyle relay, which also won gold. Ohlgren competed at the 2009 World University Games and won five gold medals, the most for any athlete from Auburn.
Ava Barber is an American country music singer and performer. She is best remembered for having performed on The Lawrence Welk Show throughout much of the 1970s and early 1980s. She is also known as a recording artist, her best-known hit being the song, "Bucket to the South", which peaked at No. 13 on the Hot Country Songs list in 1978. She has done many reunion specials on PBS for The Lawrence Welk Show over the past number of years.
Ava Sambora, the daughter of Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora, will make her acting debut in Judd Apatow's Universal feature film, This Is 40, playing "Sadie's Best Friend". In 2010 at the Los Angeles Fashion Weekend, Ava walked the runway for her father's clothing line, "White Trash Beautiful".
A dull and boring name. I'm not a big fan of short names, and it's like Eva and I don't like Eva, so... Sorry, I don't understand all the hype.
I don't like Ava because the A at the end sounds harsh. And you couldn't call her anything for short. Ava is short, stubborn and harsh.
I don't find this name very pretty. It's is very harsh sounding and plain. I prefer the softer sounding Eva or the longer Aveline instead.
It's weird how Ava is an old name but I first heard it only 4 years ago! It is a pretty girl name but super common. It seems like every girl born is called Ava now.
Yeah, Ava is too common now, but I like it. Short and pretty. Makes a good first and middle name.
I named my daughter Ava when she was born in 2011. I absolutely love it, and so far not real common in our location. Her name is Ava Theresa.
I really don't get why this name is so popular now. It just doesn't sound too pleasing to the ear, it's almost hostile sounding in my opinion. Avery sounds much prettier.
To be honest I don't think this name is very pretty, though I prefer it over "Avery" for females. Something about it just doesn't sound pleasing to my ears. It's also becoming common as dirt, which to me can make a name lose a lot of originality and can make it feel boring. I would suggest Aveline, instead.
I love this name! Ava is my name and Eva seems way too dull to me... so ha, Ava is the best name there is!
I absolutely love Ava. It's one of those names I don't mind being popular, but I wouldn't use it until the popularity dies down.
Not sure why this is so popular. I don't mind it, but Eve seems like a better name to me. Also, it's less confusing to pronounce than Ava (ay-va or ah-va?) or Eva (ev-a, ee-va, or ay-va?). But you've got to admit Ava looks pretty.
This name sounds horrible, I much prefer the name Eva! Eva's beautiful and trendy then Ava sounds disgusting, ugly and dull.
Pronounced "ay-vah".
I find this name to be extremely boring. I don't get why it's so overused.
Ava is a gorgeous name for any girl to have. I had a love hate relationship with this name but I personally feel that one of my daughters should have this name. I know two versions of this name that sound good without it being simple and plain Ava- Avianna and Avaliese. Personally I'm more in love with Avaliese. But a lot of people don't like it because it's made up... oh well their loss. But even by itself Ava is a great name. I think a good combination of it is either Ava Madison or Ava Elizabeth. Both really cool and classic together but don't give up on the name Ava just because it's popular!
I love Ava, but it is way too common. I have a friend with this name, who loves it, but is irritated at its popularity. So classic and feminine!
My name is Ava and I absolutely LOVE it. I love the fact that it's a palindrome. It used too be so unique, and I was always the only Ava in the school. However, THIS NAME IS GETTING WAY TOO POPULAR. I feel like the world is being taken over by an army of 7 year old Ava's. Every time I walk through a grocery store or a mall my ears are assaulted by the bittersweet sound of, "Avaaaaaaaa". It is getting a little repetitive. Don't get me wrong, if you want to name your kid Ava, It's a great name. However, it is no longer super unique. I would recommend choosing another name until at least a few decades have gone by.
I like Ava and how it means life. It's a nice form of the name biblical name Eve. No nicknames, and will age beautifully!
I don't get why this has become a popular baby girl's name these days. I personally don't care for it.
I can't really say I like this name. I find it a bit old. But it is also a little refreshing to hear! I hear it a lot.
Ava Wilson is a minor character on the television series "Supernatural." She only appears in the second season.
This is my six year old daughters name. Unfortunately we had no idea it was so common when we chose it, we just picked it from a baby name book because we liked it! I still love the name but do cringe every time I meet another Ava (which is very often), she is though, the only one in her school with this name, but I'm sure that will change soon enough!
This is a nice enough name, but little girls with this name are everywhere - I feel like every time I go to the store, some mother is calling, "Ava, put that back! We're not buying that today!" or "Time to go, Ava!" I can see why fans of the name like it, but it's pretty overused at this point.
I can't believe this trendy, tacky, trashy name is so popular. The English "AY-və" pronunciation most people are using is so ugly sounding and lacking in depth any real beauty. The Iranian and German (AH-vah) pronunciation not many people use is the REAL beauty in my opinion; it sounds sweet and sophisticated and has a nice meaning.
You know what, the name Ava pronounced the English way (AY-və) has actually grown on me! I guess it was the popularity that put me off from liking this name. Anyway, I take it back saying this name was tacky and trashy. I really adore this name now. It's so cute and pretty! :D.
This name is nice, but I had no idea it was so popular. I have never met an Ava.
When I was born, Ava didn't even rank in the top 100, but is now the fifth most common name. I know four other Ava's.
It says that this is one of the top most common girl names in the world, but I live in the US and have literally never met one single Ava.
Personally I think the name is sweet, and sounds pretty. But also too short.
Cheers. :)
I feel sorry for those little girls named Ava. I wonder why people are choosing these trendy names for kids nowadays. Very boring.
Actually, I take Latin in school and 'Ava' is not a Latin word. 'Avis' (pronounced AH-vis, rhymes with novice) is. That's why people tend to think Ava means bird.
I've never liked this name. I don't think it sounds nice at all, only nasally. I don't really get it's popularity.
I think this name is beautiful! It is one of my favorites. I plan to name one of my daughters Ava. Yes, it's common, but it's classic and feminine and many people don't know it, but Ava is the name of a saint. Ava is also a great nickname for Avelyn.
I don't know why so many here dislike this name. To my ears it sounds lovely, soft and strong at the same time, great for a little girl as well as an adult. I love this name really, it's one of my favourite Victorian names. I live in the UK and I don't know anyone called Ava in our area, no little children and no elderly women. So it might be used a lot in the USA but not in Europe. By the way.. people on here who don't like it.. it is an offense to say "people who use this name have no taste". Live and let live :)
I was surprised when I saw this name in the top 5. It became popular so quickly out of nowhere. It's refreshing to see Ava up there next to the stale Emily and Isabelle. I suspect it has to do with babies of celebrities called Ava. Also, young adults seem to be attracted to names that were uncommon in their own generation and their parents' generation.

I met a girl a little younger than me named Ava over 10 years ago (I'm in my 20's now). For only 3 letters, I thought it was a stunning name. People here are just complaining about it because their opinions are warped by the knowledge that it became popular.

For people who say "it can't be that popular because I've never met an Ava," bare in mind that it JUST became popular. Most of the Ava's in the US, at least, are under the age of 5. Like, seriously, how many 5 years olds do you know? Don't worry. You will be meeting loads of Ava's 20 years from now. And unlike Elizabeth and Sarah, most Ava's will be in the same age group.

Remember, this name has only been popular for a few years. How long have the names Mary and Jennifer been popular?
This name is overused for no reason. There are like 8 Ava's in my school. This name is ugly and tacky. In fact, it doesn't sound like a name. It sounds like something to call a technology device, like how an anonymous user said, a radio. It is way worse than Nevaeh. If you name your child this, you have no taste at all. I'd rather call my child "Gay-va" instead of "Ava". No offence to anyone, this is just my opinion.
If we're talking about the name Ava pronounced "AY-va" then I think this name is gorgeous! I like how it's short and pretty, and it's also very cute. I know a little girl named Ava, and I think it not only suits her age group, but it also suits adults, teens, and kids. This name also sounds professional. I like the name Ava very much.
I've never met anyone with this name, weird to think its so popular! Its nice and short, very pretty name, I think.
I mean, I know this name has a history to it, but every time I hear or see it, I automatically think of babies, because it's been so commonly used in the past few years. I can only picture a baby, toddler, or old woman named Ava. Personally, I think it's going to sound very weird on a teenager or middle aged woman. The sound of it is ok, but I don't think I'll ever understand why it's so dang popular. To me, it's the stereotypical 2010's baby name.
It's a palindrome. I personally like Eva better, though.
It's an okay name but I do not really like it. It's way too common and everyone I knew with the name I hated and was mean and other stuff.
Ava Grace (born 2011 in Dallas, Texas) is the daughter of American TV personality and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Melissa Rycroft and her husband, Tye Strickland.
Ava Elizabeth (born 1999 in Los Angeles, California) is the daughter of American actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
I don't care how popular it is, I think it's gorgeous. It sparkles, but not in a cheesy, Neveah way. It's a keeper.
Ava Emmanuelle (b. 1999 in Los Angeles, California) is the daughter of American actress Rya Kihlstedt and Canadian actor Gil Bellows.
Ava Reese Biermann (b. 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is the daughter of actress Andrea Roth and producer Todd Biermann.
I am a teacher and have taught a LOT of Ava's. It is probably the most common girls' name in my school. So if you think you are being original naming your daughter Ava, not so. But if you love it, go ahead.
Ava Lavinia Gardner was an iconic American actress.
I agree with those who said that this name sounds "generic". Personally I think that Ava is a gorgeous name. It's short and sweet, plus I'm getting a bit of a glamorous vibe from it. Popularity certainly didn't spoil this name for me (I still wouldn't USE it though). I'm kinda bothered by the disproportionate amount of celebrities naming their children this. I could name more celebrity babies named Ava than the top 5 names together. But whatever. Still, I'd rather meet ten more Avas than one Addison, Emma, Isabella or Mia.
A nice alternative would be the Irish Éabha, which is pronounced the same - AY-va. And it means the same thing, as it is a variant of Eve as well.
For all of Ava's supposed popularity, I have never met a single person with this name, adult or child. I quite like it: it's short, pretty easy to pronounce, and it's a palindrome. However, I do prefer the similar-sounding Aveline (AV-uh-leen) as a name I would consider using.
Since Ava is a popular but very pretty name, here are some alternatives I shall throw your way:
Avalee, Avalie, Avaleigh (any way you want to spell it)
Avalyn (ditto)
Avery (kind of masculine, but you know, it's there.)
Avaline (AV-a-leen)
Avalene (AY-va-leen)

Or you might just like Ava. Whatever. Sorry to those people who don't like names to be meddled with (though Ava is an alteration of Eve anyway.)
"Ava" sounds horribly senile and geriatric-- among being unprofessional and childish. It truly is beyond my mind as to the exact reason why the name has conquered so many numbers. It is not pleasing through eye nor through ear. The hard "A" (as in 'ape') followed by "-va" is gutwrenching. Perhaps it would be less of a nightmare were it pronounced "Ah-Vah" ('a' as in 'father'). though it would remain voteless from me, even if it shifted.

Do your children a favor: Give her a name with individuality! A name that will aid in her professional career, a name that will produce Wows and Awes, a name that she will thank you for.
I think this is an awesome name. I absolutely love it.
It's everywhere. There are little girls named Ava all over the place. It's starting to get old. And anyway, I don't particularly like the sound. Names ending with -va (with the exception of Ziva) don't really appeal to me.
Too minimalist. I honestly can't see why this name is so incredibly popular.
This name annoys me to the high heavens. There's nothing terribly wrong with the name itself, but the fact that it's so overused today is disgusting. I can't even fathom WHY it's so popular! The name is forever ruined for me, after a mother was talking to mine about how she named her daughter Ava because it's "So unique, and no one else would think use it." I hate the kind of people who only use a name to showcase their own "creativity."
I like this name for many reasons. 1) it sounds soothing and pleasant 2) it's not too common but so what if it is, it doesn't get undesirable. 3) It's much better than "Eva". 4) In English speaking countries it's considered unique and pretty. 5) It's nice and short, short yet pretty cool.
A famous bearer is the daughter of Myleene Klass, Ava Bailey.
The pronunciation 'ay - va' is exactly the same pronunciation of a fruit in Turkish except with a different spelling. So therefore I cannot hear this name without thinking of a fruit.
Such a nice name, such a shame it's getting so common. I really wanted to name my child this or have it for a middle name but it's getting popular. Although it shouldn't matter because people can name their child whatever they want, and I don't blame them with this name. :)
If it was top 5 in 2008, it's gonna be top 3 or 4 when the 2009 names are up. I wouldn't say I like this name but it's not one of my favs.
I'm so tired of seeing and hearing this name everywhere. It was considered geriatric and musty not too long ago, like the other old lady names that are now currently so hot (e.g., Sophia, Isabella, Olivia, Lillian), but since some celebrities used it, suddenly everyone else wants to use it too. Ava Rose and Ava Grace are two combos I'm particularly tired of hearing and seeing.

I did find it amusing when I saw a local birth announcement awhile ago for an Ava Maniya. Yes, everyone does seem to have Ava mania lately!
I think this name is very relaxing/calming. It is a very nice name to give to a child.
It's simple and quite nice really. :)
This name is on popularity charts everywhere I look, and yet, I have yet to hear about, or meet someone with this name.
This name's okay. I don't particularly care for it, especially since it's "popular". It's just too short.
It may also have arisen from the medieval female name Avis, meaning bird.
I really like this name and find it quite a shame it's so popular. I hope it's not the next Madison or something.
In most European languages (German, French, Italian, as well as the Scandinavian languages) this name is pronounced as Ah-vah (like in Ave Maria). Probably because the pronunciation in Greek in Latin is also Ah-vah.

The name is a derived (Germanic form) from the Hebrew name Chawah/Chava, meaning -bringer of- life.

It's also a popular girls name in Iran (also pronounced as Ah-vah).
I personally think it sounds pretty. But is it becoming the new "Amy"? I keep seeing it on popularity charts everywhere, but I don't think I've really met anyone with this name yet.
I'm sorry, but I really don't know why this name is so popular. To me it sounds sort of flat and dull. I only really like it when it's used in a combo - like Ava-Rose, Ava-May, Ava-Grace or Ava-Louise.
Despite this name's apparent popularity, I've only met one kid named this (and even then, it's possible her name really could have been Eva pronounced somewhat differently). It's really quite a pretty name, quite a nice one to use. I don't like names that are getting very popular, however, so I wouldn't name my kid this but perhaps a character in a story.
I don't care for this spelling. I prefer Eva. And we all know this got popular because many celebrities have used it on their daughters.
Ugh. What's the big fuss over this name? It's not beautiful at all. And honestly, I think it sounds really masculine. AND it's getting REALLY popular; it's in the top 5! Not cool.
Ava Phillippe is Reese Witherspoon's daughter. Very cute.
I love very short names like Ava, and it's a palindrome, too, which is great. Too bad it's gotten far too popular lately.
I personally love the name Ava Maria. It reminds me of Ave Maria.
I absolutely love this name- according to a book of names I have, it comes the Latin word for bird. I can really imagine it for a dark-haired, free-spirited teenage girl with a lot of independence. Until I'd read the comments left on here, I didn't realise it was so popular- I don't know anyone called Ava. If I had a daughter, I would definitely call her this- though that would be at least 15 years away, by which point it would be less common.
Another pronunciation is "ah-vah".
One of the most soothing, delicate names I've ever heard. Parents beware: your daughters will be known only as Ava G. or Ava M., so as to distinguish them from the 7 other Avas in their class. This name is the next Emily or Sarah, unfortunately. It's still gorgeous though.
Ava is a lovely name, I like it much better than Eva. And some people here seem to forget that it's not only the name of our 'first mother', but Ava is also the name of a saint.
I'll never understand why people name their children after the people who lost Paradise for the rest of us.
This kind of narrowmindedness annoys me to hell. Believe it or not, but there are people who don't believe a word the bible says and just like this name.
I think it is prettier when spelled Eva.
I don't know anyone named Ava or Eva or any version of this name but I'm only in 10th grade. This is one of my favorite names so I really hope it doesn't get overused in the next ten years.
Lori Laughlin played Aunt Ava on the WB's Summerland.
The origin is sort of undetermined. Sometimes it is said to have been derived (comparatively recently as names go) from the Latin 'avis' meaning bird, but I think it's more likely that someone created it as a variant of Eva, which of course is a form of Eve.
My name is Ava and I love it. It's so unique. I was named after the famous actress Ava Gardner. I was bummed when I heard that it's getting more and more common. Well, I can't blame a parent for loving the name. : )
It's popular now, but it's still a very beautiful name and it stands the test of time.
Keanu Reeves and his girlfriend were going to name their daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves in 1999. The baby girl passed away at birth.
This name is kinda weird but now everyone is naming their kids Ava. At least it's not worse than the name Aidan.
The most common combo for this name seems to be 'Ava Elizabeth'. While this is a nice set, it's funny to see how people think alike :). This name is, to me, very nice and different. Better than Eve or Eva, in my opinion.
Ava means "bird" in Latin. Hence where birds are kept is called an AVIARY.
Tom DeLonge from Blink-182 also named his daughter Ava Elizabeth.
Very beautiful, elegant name. I have also seen Avalee.
This is a beautiful name for a girl but it's become far too common and overused in my opinion. And it used to be downright obscure less than ten years ago!
Ava is simply ugly and overused.
SOOOO pretty, but it's getting too popular now so I couldn't name my daughter that. Beautiful name though. =)
I think Ava is a really nice name. It can also be Latin or Greek for 'airy' or 'like a bird.'
This is a very pretty name, and similar to mine, I would never, ever, name a child or a character a name like that! It is just too common nowadays to use happily and without regret.
This is a really nice name. It is rising in popularity very fast. Someone I know decided to name her daughter Avalon, but calls her Ava since the name has grown so popular. That way if it does get too popular they can go back to using Avalon.
This is my little sister's name, and it suits her perfectly. I just wish it wasn't getting so popular! I don't want her to be one of those poor kids where someone calls her name, and five kids look over.
This is a beautiful name, and that is why it is rising in popularity. God, I hope it doesn't become the next Madison...or Ashley...or Alison...that would break my heart.
I really don't like this name. It sounds like a name a snooty mother would name her child.
My name is Ava, but up until recently I thought that it was very uncommon. Apparently it is rising in popularity! Ava is also of Arabic descent and means "fly away" or "bird."
This is extremely common among celebrities. Among Reese Witherspoon and Heather Locklear's daughters, Martina McBride has a daugter named Ava Rose Kathleen.
Be careful... Ava is rising in popularity!
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe have a young daughter named Ava Elizabeth. Ava is a popular celebrity baby name, Heather Locklear´s daughter is named Ava Elizabeth as well.
Also an ancient Greek name. In Greek mythology Ava was a nymph of Kithairon. Another Ava was the daughter of Zenophanes.

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