Ava Name Meaning & Origin

Ava

Pronunciation: AY-və, A-və (key)

Origin of the name Ava:

Of uncertain origin and meaning, Ava is thought to be a short form of the Germanic Aveza or Avia, which are also of uncertain meaning.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ayva, Eva

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Nicknames for Ava

Aves, Avies, Av, A, Ave, Vava, Va, V, Avia, Ava Potata, Avi

Meanings and history of the name Ava

Meaning: Home/family; responsibility; artistic in nature

I've read in multiple baby-naming books that Ava means "birdlike" or "flight" or "like a bird". It is believed to be Latin and possibly come from names such as "Avalon" or "Avis".

-Some sites state that Ava "a little bird".

Some books claim that Ava means "Hazelnut".

Famous real-life people named Ava

Ava Lavinia Gardner, American actress
Ava Alice Muriel Astor, American socialite
Saint Ava, ninth century Roman Catholic saint
The poet Ava (c. 1060 – 7 February 1127), also known as Frau Ava, Ava of Göttweig or Ava of Melk, was the first named female writer in any genre in the German language.
Ava Jaymes McLean, daughter of A.J. McLean, member of the Backstreet Boys
Ava Barber, U.S. country singer
Ava Leigh, British reggae singer
Ava Lane Busby, one of the Busby Quints
Ava Ohlgren, American collegiate swimmer
Ava Lowle Willing, American socialite
Ava Elizabeth (b. 1997), daughter of Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora
Ava Elizabeth Phillippe (b. 1999), daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Ava Rose Kathleen (b. 2005), daughter of Martina McBride and John McBride
Ava Dillon (b. 2006), daughter of American actor Kevin Dillon
Ava Caroline (b. 2007), daughter of Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra
Ava Veronica Priestley (b. 2007), daughter of Canadian-American actor and director Jason Priestley
Ava Rhea Economopoulos (b. 2008), daughter of Canadian stand-up comedian and actress Caroline Rhea
Ava Salazar (b. 2009), daughter of Spanish actress Paz Vega
Ava Grace Strickland (b. 2011), daughter of former Dancing with the Stars champ and Bachelor winner Melissa Rycroft
Ava Frances Manning (b. 2011), daughter of American football quarterback Eli Manning
Ava Rose (b. 2012), daughter of Tricia Brock and Nick Baumhardt
Ava Elizabeth (b. 2012), daughter of Clayton and Natali Morris

Ava in song, story & screen

Song "Ava Adore" by Smashing Pumpkins
Ava Elizabeth "Buffy" Patterson-Davis from the 1960s TV show "Family Affair"
Ava Wilson character on the t.v. series "Supernatural"
Ava Malone character on the t.v. series "Girlfriends"
Ava Moore character on the t.v. series "Nip/Tuck"
Ava Peralta character on the soap opera "Guiding Light"
Ava Marchetta character in the 2006 movie "Material Girls"
Ava Benton, character in the soap opera "All My Children"
Ava Lord, character in Frank Miller's Sin City universe

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