See also: eva, EVA, Éva, Èva, evä, -eva, eva', and ẽvã

English edit

Etymology edit

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

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Proper noun edit

Eva

  1. A female given name from Latin, ultimately from Hebrew.
    • 1951, Agatha Christie, Mrs. McGinty's Dead, Bantam Books, published 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?

Usage notes edit

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

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Afrikaans edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch Eva.

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Eva

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

Asturian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeba/, [ˈe.β̞a]

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Eva f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Eve

Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

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

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Eva

  1. a female given name from Hebrew

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Eva.

Czech edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛva]
  • Hyphenation: Eva

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Eva f

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

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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.

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

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

Proper noun edit

Eva f

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

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Esperanto edit

Proper noun edit

Eva (accusative Evan)

  1. Eve (wife of Adam)

Estonian edit

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Eva

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Eve

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Faroese edit

Pronunciation edit

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Eva f

  1. a female given name

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Matronymics

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

Declension edit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Eva
Accusative Evu
Dative Evu
Genitive Evu

German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːfa/, (archaic, now usually foreign-influenced) /ˈeːva/
  • (file)

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Eva f (proper noun, genitive Evas or (with an article) Eva, diminutive Evchen n or Evachen n or Evlein n or Evalein n)

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

Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek Εὔα (Eúa), from Hebrewחַוָּה(ḥawwā).

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Eva f

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

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Italian edit

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Eva f

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

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Latin edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Εὔᾱ (Eúā), from Biblical Hebrewחַוָּה(ḥawwā́). Cognate to have, avē.

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Proper noun edit

Ē̆va f sg (genitive Ē̆vae); first declension

  1. Eve

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First-declension noun, singular only.

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

References edit

  • Eva”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Eva in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Latvian edit

Etymology edit

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

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Eva f

  1. a female given name

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References edit

  • 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.

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
  • [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

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese Eva, from Latin Eva, from Hebrewחַוָּה(ḥawwā).

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Eva f

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

Slovak edit

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

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

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Further reading edit

  • Eva”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Spanish edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Latin Ēva, from Hebrewחַוָּה(ḥawwā).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeba/ [ˈe.β̞a]
  • Rhymes: -eba
  • Syllabification: E‧va

Proper noun edit

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.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  2. a female given name from Latin [in turn from Hebrew], equivalent to English Eve

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Swedish edit

Etymology edit

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

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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.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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
  • [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.

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish, from Hebrew.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: E‧va
  • IPA(key): /ˈʔeva/, [ˈʔɛ.vɐ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈʔeba/, [ˈʔɛ.bɐ]

Proper noun edit

Eva (Baybayin spelling ᜁᜊ)

  1. Alternative spelling of Eba
  2. a female given name from Spanish, equivalent to English Eve