Eve is the anglicized form of Eva, the Latin form of Ancient Greek Eúa which derives from Hebrew hawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”. In the Abrahamic religions, Eve was the very first woman created to be the wife of Adam. Eve is also an English and Dutch surname, either derived from the given name Eve or its Latinate form Eva. Eve is also a word in English, referring to the evening or the day before a holiday or a date as well as also referring to a period preceding an event. It also means “evening, night”. The origin of the word comes from Middle English even via Old English ǣfen (evening eventide) derived from Proto-Germanic *ēbanþs (evening), of uncertain origin though it could be derived from a PIE root word.

Origin: Hebrew, Proto-Germanic



  • Eva (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian)
  • Hawa (Arabic)
  • Eua (Biblical Greek)
  • Yeva (Armenian, Russian)
  • Chawwah (Biblical Hebrew)
  • Chava (Hebrew)
  • Hava (Modern Hebrew)
  • Khava (Chechen, Ingush)
  • Evi (Modern Greek, Dutch, German)
  • Eeva (Finnish)
  • Eevi (Finnish)
  • Ève (French)
  • Éva (Hungarian)
  • Évike (Hungarian diminutive of Éva)
  • Éabha (Irish)
  • Ieva (Lithuanian, Latvian)
  • Ewa (Polish)
  • Evelia (Spanish)
  • Evita (Spanish diminutive of Eva)
  • Havva (Turkish)
  • Efa (Welsh)


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