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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΕυα Greek Ева BulgarianRussianChurch Slavic ევა Georgian
PronouncedPron.E-ba Spanish
E-va ItalianCzechSlovakIcelandic
EE-və English
E-fa German
AY-vah Dutch
E-vah Danish
YE-və Russian
E-wa Classical Latin
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Meaning & History

Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.
VariantsEvelia Spanish Ava, Eve English Evi German Evi Dutch Evi Greek Yeva Russian
DiminutivesEvita Spanish Evie, Evvie, Eveleen English Eef, Eefje Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesHawa Arabic Yeva Armenian Eve Biblical Eua Biblical Greek Chawwah Biblical Hebrew Khava Chechen Eeva, Eevi Finnish Ève French Chava, Hava Hebrew Éva, Évike Hungarian Khava Ingush Éabha Irish Ieva Latvian Ieva Lithuanian Ewa Polish Havva Turkish Efa Welsh
Same SpellingÉva
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Entry updated December 8, 2017