What is the meaning of the name Ava?

The name Ava is primarily a female name of English origin that means To Breathe, To Live.

There are various possible origins for the name Ava. In English it is most likely a variant of Eve or Eva. It is also an ancient Germanic name, a diminutive of names with the element avi, and has an uncertain meaning. Ava is also a Persian name with the meaning of "voice, sound". 

Famous bearers: Ava Gardner, actress.  Ava DuVernay, director.  Ava Helen Pauling, civil rights activist. Saint Ava, 9th century Roman Catholic nun.

Ava is a common name among soap opera characters, including Ava Benton from All My Children, Ava Jerome from General Hospital, Ava Peralta on Guiding Light, and Ava Moore from Nip/Tuck. Ava is also the name of several celebrities' children, including Reese Witherspoon/Ryan Philippe, Heather Locklear/Richie Sambora, and Hugh Jackman/Deborra-Lee Furness.

Different Spellings of the name Ava:

Aiva, Avah

People who like the name Ava also like:

Charlotte, Olivia, Amelia, Sophia, Ella, Emma, Aria, Liam, Noah, Oliver, Ethan, Owen, Caleb, Benjamin

Names like Ava:

Aviva, Aviv, Avi, Ahava, Abu, Abie, Abiba, Abia, Abe, Abby, Abbie, Ave, Apu, Abba, Afia, Afya, Aoife, Avye, Aba, Abhay, Ahuva, Abbey, Apphia, Ababuo, Aviya, Avia, Abay, Afaf, Avayah, Abha

Stats for the Name Ava

checkmark Ava is currently #14 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Ava is currently #5 in U.S. births

Songs about Ava

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Ava Adore - Smashing Pumpkins