Eva

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See also: Éva, eva, -eva, and EVA

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The Latin (Vulgate) Eva, from Ancient Greek Εὔα (Eúa), from Classical Hebrew חַוָּה (ḥawwah). A Latinate variant of the English Eve.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva

  1. A female given name.
    • 1951 Agatha Christie, Mrs. McGinty's Dead, Bantam Books (1988), ISBN 0553350595, page 150:
      "Eve," said Poirot thoughtfully. "The fashions in names change, do they not? Hardly ever, nowadays, do you hear of an Eva. But Eve, it is popular."
    • 2013 Maggie O'Farrell, Instructions for a Heatwave, Tinder Press, ISBN 9780755358786, page 79:
      Mrs Saunders referred to Aoife throughout this talk as 'Eva' and when Gretta corrected her, Mrs Saunders replied that didn't Gretta think it would be better 'for everyone' to use what she termed 'the proper spelling' of the name? If only to give Eva a better chance of learning to write it?

Usage notes[edit]

  • Eva has been used to anglicize Aoife in Ireland and Scotland.

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Asturian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva f

  1. A female given name. Asturian equivalent of Eve.

Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva f

  1. Eve (wife of Adam)
  2. A female given name.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva

  1. Eve (wife of Adam)
  2. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 24 847 females with the given name Eva have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Esperanto[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva (accusative Evan)

  1. Eve (wife of Adam)

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Eve.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva

  1. Eve (wife of Adam).
  2. A female given name. Pet form: Evchen.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Εὔα (Eúa), from Hebrew חַוָּה (ḥawwah).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva f

  1. Eve (biblical character).
  2. A female given name

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Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva

  1. Eve (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1609. From Latin Eva.

Proper noun[edit]

Eva f

  1. A female given name.

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References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [2] Population Register of Latvia: Eva was the only given name of 2252 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva

  1. Eve (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Taken up as a given name in Norway after the Reformation.

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References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [3] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 20 018 females with the given name Eva living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva f

  1. (Abrahamic religions) Eve (the first woman)
  2. Eve (given name)

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva f

  1. Eve (biblical character).
  2. A female given name

Quotations[edit]

  • 1602, La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 3:20:
    Y llamó el hombre el nombre de su mujer, Eva; por cuanto ella era madre de todos los vivientes.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin Eva, from Hebrew. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1472.

Proper noun[edit]

Eva

  1. Eve (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.
    • 2004 Majgull Axelsson, Den jag aldrig var, Prisma, ISBN 9151843161, page 258:
      Eva Andersson. Namnet stämde, det var lika anonymt som den färglösa kvinnan på andra sidan skrivbordet, hon som bläddrade i min journal med trubbiga fingrar och sedan såg på mig med rynkad panna.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The most common first name of women born in Sweden in the 1940s and the 1950s.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [4] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 191 834 females with the given name Eva living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1950s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.