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Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic element avi, of unknown meaning, possibly "desired". This name is also given in honour of the 16th-century mystic Saint Teresa of Ávila, Ávila being the name of the town in Spain where she was born.
VariantsAva, Aveza
DiminutiveAvelina
Other Languages & CulturesEvelien, Eveline(Dutch) Avis, Aileen, Alene, Aline, Avaline, Aveline, Avice, Eileen, Evelina, Ilean, Ileen, Ilene, Lina(English) Evelin(Estonian) Eveliina(Finnish) Eveline, Évelyne(French) Ava, Evelin(German) Evelin(Hungarian) Aileen, Eibhlín, Eileen(Irish) Evelina, Lina(Italian) Evelina(Lithuanian) Ewelina(Polish) Aileen(Scottish) Evelina(Swedish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 218

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