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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. A-va(German)
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Meaning & History

Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish saint. It was also borne by a 12th-century poet from Melk, Austria.
VariantsAveza, Avila(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutiveAvelina(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesEvelien, Eveline(Dutch) Avis, Avaline, Aveline, Avice, Evelina, Lina(English) Evelin(Estonian) Eveliina(Finnish) Eveline, Évelyne(French) Evelin(Hungarian) Eibhlín, Eileen(Irish) Evelina(Italian) Evelina(Lithuanian) Ewelina(Polish) Evelina(Swedish)
Same SpellingAva (1), Ava (2)
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Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 217

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