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

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Etymology 1Edit

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.
    • 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."
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Etymology 2Edit

A pun on eavesdropper.

Proper nounEdit

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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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of Eva and a short form of Evelin.

Proper nounEdit

Eve

  1. A female given name.

SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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.

Etymology 2Edit

Variant of Eva and short form of Evelina.

Proper nounEdit

Eve c (genitive Eves)

  1. A female given name.