Ava

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See also: ava, avá, āva, -ava, 'ava, and åvå

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Ava

  1. A female given name from Hebrew, a variant of Eva.
    • 1881 Mary E. Jackson: The Spy of Osawatomie; or, The Mysterious Companions of Old John Brown, W.S.Bryan 1881, page 57
      Ava Haynes, the oldest daughter, was a warm friend of Lillie Calhoun, whom she soon sought and led quickly into the conservatory.
    • 2004 Gayle Brandeis, The Book of Dead Birds: A Novel, HarperCollins, →ISBN, page 5
      My mother named me Ava because she liked how the English letters looked - the big A a beak pointed upward, the v a sharp slash of wings, the small a round and flat as a parrot's eye.
  2. A female given name from Irish, an anglicization of Aoife.
  3. A female given name from the Germanic languages, from a Germanic root *avi of uncertain meaning.
  4. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Illinois.
    2. A city, the county seat of Douglas County, Missouri.
    3. An unincorporated community in Alabama.
    4. An unincorporated community in Arkansas.
    5. An unincorporated community in Ohio.
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The female given name was popular in the 2000s in all English-speaking countries.

Etymology 2[edit]

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From Portuguese, from the Upper Burmese pronunciation of အင်းဝ (ang:wa. /ăwá/).

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Ava

  1. (historical) An abandoned city in central Burma, formerly the capital of the country.
  2. A town in New York, United States; named for the Kingdom of Ava.

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