A names, Ancient Germanic, Animals, Birds, Female, Hebrew, Irish, Persian, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Sound, Virtues/Attributes

Ava

Ava is a female given name with a multitude of origins and meanings:

  • it could be related to Latin avis meaning “bird” which derives from a PIE root word;
  • it could be a variant spelling of Eva, the Latin form of Eve which derives from Hebrew hawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”;
  • it could also be an anglicized form of Aoifean Irish female name meaning “beauty, radiant”. In Irish mythology, Aoife is the name of a warrior queen;
  • Ava may also be derived as a short form of Germanic names beginning with avi (such as Aveline), a Germanic element of unknown meaning though possibly meaning “desired”;
  • Ava is also a Persian name meaning “voice, sound”

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew, Irish, Germanic, Persian

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Variants:

  • Eva (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Greek, Slovene, Bulgarian, Croatian, Russian, Georgian)
  • Aoife (Irish)

 

Ava- آوا (Persian)

 

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