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."

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

Declension[edit]

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Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Eva

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

Anagrams[edit]


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.

Related terms[edit]

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.

Related terms[edit]

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.