Alternate spellings: Eve, Evie
The letter V is so hot right now. Ava, Avery, Evelyn, and even Genevieve have the letter to thank – at least in part – for their rising success. Add Eva to this list. A letter away from Ava, Eva hit #99 in 2009, on the top 100 for the first time since the 1930s. Shorter and simpler Eve has missed the trend. Most recognizable as the Bible’s first lady, Eve has been moderately popular since the 1880s but seems unable to break past the middle of the list.
Both Eva and Eve are Hebrew names that mean “living.” If you’re looking for something a bit longer, you might consider Evelyn or Evangeline.
Eva and Eve have Hebrew roots and mean “living.” That’s a great meaning to bestow on a newborn. Eva has been on an upswing over the last decade – recently entering the top 100 for the first time – probably helped by the ultra-popular Ava.
Eve is, of course, famous as one half of the biblical duo Adam and Eve. Despite this strong biblical connection, or maybe even because of it, Eve has been only a moderately popular name in the U.S. since the 1880s. It even dropped off the charts entirely for over a decade between 1985 and 1997. Eve is back now, but still in the middle of the pack. Eve would be a great choice if you want a familiar, but unique, name. It also has that chic V parents enjoy in Ava and Avery.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008