Meaning "deity" in Sanskrit, referring to any benevolent spirit or supernatural being. The devas (also known as suras) in Hinduism maintaine the realms as ordained by the Trimurti and are often warring with their equally powerful counterparts, the Asuras.
Famous bearers of the name include Deva Raya II (r. 1426–1446 CE), an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire from the Sangama Dynasty. He is considered one of the rulers of the Sangama dynasty and was patron of some of the most famous Kannada and Telugu poets of the time. Another famous bearer is New Age German songstress Deva Premal.
From the name of a river that flows through Asturias. It was named after Deva, the Celtic goddess of waters. Her name is derived from Celtic deva "goddess" or "divine", itself derived from Proto-Celtic *dēwā “goddess”.