See also: eve, EVE, éve, Ève, Êve, and Eʋe

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Etymology 1

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From Middle English Eve, Eue, from Old English Eue, Æue, from Latin Eva, from Ancient Greek Εὔα (Eúa), from Biblical Hebrew חַוָּה (ḥawwā).

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Eve

  1. (Abrahamic religions) The first woman and mother of the human race; Adam's wife.
  2. An unspecified primordial woman, from whom many or all people are descended.
    The Seven Daughters of Eve; mitochondrial Eve
  3. A female given name from Hebrew.
    • 1970, L.P.Hartley, My Sister's Keeper, page 113:
      "You were always a cynic," said Edith tolerantly. "I'm sure that Eve will want to have a baby - isn't that why we called her Eve?"
      "Of course not," said Herbert, as if the baby-cult had long been irritating him. "We called her Eve, or Evelyn, after your grandmother, who was going to leave, and did leave us some money."
  4. An unincorporated community in Kentucky, United States.
  5. An unincorporated community in Missouri, United States.
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Etymology 2

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A pun on eavesdropper.

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Eve

  1. (cryptography) A conventional name for an agent attempting to intercept a message sent by Alice that is intended for Bob.

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Either a variant of Eaves or a matronymic from the given name.

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Eve

  1. An English surname.

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Estonian

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Variant of Eva and a short form of Evelin.

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Eve

  1. a female given name

French

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Eve f

  1. Alternative form of Ève

Swedish

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Short form of Evert and Evald, also a masculine form of Eva. First recorded as a Swedish given name in 1904.

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Eve c (genitive Eves)

  1. a male given name

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Variant of Eva and short form of Evelina.

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Eve c (genitive Eves)

  1. a female given name

Walloon

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Eve

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