Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. A-va(German)

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.

Related Names

VariantsAveza, Avila(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutiveAvelina(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesEvelína(Czech) Evelien, Eveline(Dutch) Avis, Avaline, Aveline, Avice, Evelina, Lina(English) Evelin(Estonian) Eveliina(Finnish) Eveline, Évelyne(French) Evelina(Greek) Evelin(Hungarian) Eibhlín, Eileen(Irish) Evelina(Italian) Evelīna(Latvian) Evelina(Lithuanian) Ewelina(Polish) Evelína(Slovak) Evelina(Swedish)
Same SpellingAva (1), Ava (2)
User SubmissionÁva

People think this name is

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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 217.

Entry updated February 4, 2020