Eve (name)

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Eve
Albrecht Dürer 033.jpg
Albrecht Dürer painting of the Biblical Eve. According to the Bible, Eve (or Eva) was the first woman created.
Gender Female
Origin
Word/Name Hebrew
Meaning "Living"
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Related names Eva, Evita, Evie

Eve /v/ is an English given name for a female, derived from Eva, in turn originating with Hebrew חַוָּה (Chavah/Havah - chavah, to breathe, and chayah, to live, or to give life). The traditional meaning of Eve is 'living'.

The name has religious significance in the Judeo/Christian/Muslim tradition, after the use of Eve / living as the female companion of the Biblical Adam / man. Its use as a first name in England began in the 12th Century.

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