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 or sound." In Hebrew, it means "life" or "living one," and in Italian, the name is a shortened form of "Avelina" or "Aveline," which means "hazelnut."

Five famous people named Ava include:

Ava Gardner - An American actress, who was one of the leading stars of Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s.

Ava DuVernay - An American filmmaker, director, and screenwriter, known for her work on films such as "Selma" and "A Wrinkle in Time."

Ava Max - An American singer and songwriter, known for her hit songs "Sweet but Psycho" and "Kings & Queens."

Ava Phillippe - The daughter of actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. She is also an actress and model.

Ava Allan - An American actress and model, known for her roles in TV shows such as "True Jackson, VP" and "Love Is All You Need?"

Five fictional characters named Ava include:

Ava Crowder - A character from the TV series "Justified." She is a member of the Crowder crime family and the love interest of the main character, Raylan Givens.

Ava Lord - A character from the graphic novel and movie "Sin City." She is a seductive and manipulative woman who hires the protagonist, Dwight McCarthy, to kill her abusive husband.

Ava Jalali - A character from the TV series "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists." She is a talented hacker and a student at Beacon Heights University.

Ava Ire - A character from the video game "Pyre." She is an exiled demon who joins the protagonist's team in their quest for freedom.

Ava Starr / Ghost - A character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe film "Ant-Man and the Wasp." She is a villain with the ability to phase through solid objects.

Different Spellings of the name Ava:

Aiva, Avah

People who like the name Ava also like:

Ella, Grace, Sophia, Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Amelia, Owen, Ethan, Aiden, Jackson, Benjamin, Oliver, Liam

Names like Ava:

Avia, Abu, Ahava, Abie, Avi, Aoife, Aviv, Avye, Aviva, Abiba, Aveah, Abia, Apa, Abbie, Abeba, Abby, Appa, Afya, Ahuva, Ave, Abey, Avayah, Aba, Aoibhe, Abe, Ababuo, Abhay, Abay, Afaf, Aviya

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Ava Bryn Keys - daughter of Hunter McCrady and Brian Keys , born 2023
Ava Frances Manning - daughter of Eli Manning and Abby Manning , born 2011
Ava Salazar - daughter of Paz Vega and Orson Salazar , born 2009
Ava LaRynn Jones - daughter of LaKisha Jones and Larry Davis , born 2009

Stats for the Name Ava

checkmark Ava is currently #10 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Ava is currently #8 in U.S. births

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Ava Adore - Smashing Pumpkins
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