Alternate spellings: Avah
Ava is a Latin name that means “birdlike.” We prefer to think of Ava not as gangly, big-beaked, and covered in feathers, but as elegant, slender, sleek, and perhaps soaring.
Ava has sure soared in recent years. On the U.S. charts – but in the middle of the pack – since 1880, the name took off during the last fifteen years – it ranked #737 in 1995, #180 in 2000, and #9 in 2005, remaining in the top 10 after that.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008