Eva (name)

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Eva
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/nameLatin, Hebrew
Meaning"life"
Other names
Related namesEve, Ieva, Evita

Eva is a female given name, the Latinate counterpart of English Eve, derived from a Hebrew name meaning "life" or "living one". It can also mean full of life or mother of life. It is the standard biblical form of Eve in many European languages.

Evita is a diminutive form of the Spanish name "Eva", most often referring to María Eva Duarte de Perón.

Popularity[edit]

Popularity in the United States peaked in 1989, when the name hit No. 31. Afterwards, use in the United States fell into the top 300s, eventually rising in frequency again in the 2000s. As of 2006, it sat at No. 124.[1]

In England and Wales, Eva was reasonably popular around 1900, but it has been little used since, Eve and Evie being the more popular forms today. The name is traditionally more popular in Ireland and Scotland, as an anglicisation of the Gaelic Aoife, meaning "shining" or "radiant".

The name is popular in continental Europe (particularly in Northern Europe after the Reformation).[citation needed] The Hebrew equivalent of Eva is חוה (Ḥawwah, often anglicized as Chava), meaning "life".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Social Security Administration – Popular Baby Names".