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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva

  1. A female given name.
    • 1951 Agatha Christie, Mrs. McGinty's Dead, Bantam Books (1988), →ISBN, 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, 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?
  2. The anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Usage notesEdit

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

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva f

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

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Eva, from Latin Eva, from Ancient Greek Εὔα (Eúa), from Biblical Hebrew חַוָּה(ḥawwah).

Proper nounEdit

Eva

  1. a female given name

QuotationsEdit

For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Eva.


CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva f

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

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva

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

ReferencesEdit

  • [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.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch eva, from Latin Eva, from Ancient Greek Εὔᾱ (Eúā), from Biblical Hebrew חַוָּה‎‎.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeː.vaː/
  • Hyphenation: Eva

Proper nounEdit

Eva f

  1. (biblical) Eve (mythological first woman)
  2. A female given name.

Derived termsEdit


EsperantoEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva (accusative Evan)

  1. Eve (wife of Adam)

EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva

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

Related termsEdit


FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva f

  1. A female given name

Usage notesEdit

Matronymics

  • son of Eva: Evuson
  • daughter of Eva: Evudóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Eva
Accusative Evu
Dative Evu
Genitive Evu

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eːfa/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Eva f (genitive Eva, diminutive Evchen n or Evachen n or Evalein n)

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

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva f

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


ItalianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva ?

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

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Εὔᾱ (Eúā), from Hebrew חַוָּה(ḥawwā́).

PronunciationEdit

or

Proper nounEdit

Ē̆va f sg (genitive Ē̆vae); first declension

  1. Eve

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ē̆va
Genitive Ē̆vae
Dative Ē̆vae
Accusative Ē̆vam
Ablative Ē̆vā
Vocative Ē̆va

ReferencesEdit


LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Eva f

  1. A female given name.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva

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

Usage notesEdit

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

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [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.

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva f

  1. (Abrahamic religions) Eve (the first woman)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Eve

SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva f (genitive Evy, nominative plural Evy) declension pattern žena

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

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Eva in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

 
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Ēva, from Hebrew חַוָּה(ḥawwā).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva f

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

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Eva c (genitive Evas)

  1. Eve (biblical character).
  2. A female given name.
    • 2004 Majgull Axelsson, Den jag aldrig var, Prisma, →ISBN, 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 notesEdit

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

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [4] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 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.

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish, from Hebrew.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: E‧va

Proper nounEdit

Eva

  1. (biblical) Eve
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Eve.