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Ava Meaning


What does Ava mean?

The name Ava is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Ava is "life".

It is also of German origin, where its meaning is "possibly desired" and Persian origin, where its meaning is "voice, sound".

Ava is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced A-va.

The Given Name Ava

The name Ava has a number of etymologies.

The modern English version stems from the Hebrew name Eve.

The older Germanic origin has Ava as a short form for a number of girl names containing the element avi possibly meaning "desired".

There is also a Persian name Ava, which means "voice" or "sound".

If you are considering this name but want something more traditional, take a look at its predecessor, Eve.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ava DuVernay, Ava Gardner, and Ava of Denain.

Ava Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 3 in baby name popularity for girls with 14,924 occurrences. It ranked 8,164 in baby name popularity for boys with 9 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 3 in baby name popularity for girls with 15,958 occurrences. It ranked 6,352 in baby name popularity for boys with 13 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Ava has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Ava Name Popularity Page.

Ava Related Names

Ava is a form of Eve, Avila, Avis.

Variants of the name Ava include Avah, Avalee, Ayva.

Famous Avas

  • Ava DuVernay ~ Film Director
  • Ava Gardner ~ Actress
  • Ava of Denain ~ Saint

Ava Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Ava.

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Ava Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ava in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ava.

Just for fun, see the name Ava in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ava in Nautical Flags page.