Eva

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Female Female Name

Usage

Old Swedish Old Swedish
Old Danish Old Danish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Latin form of the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chavva)

1a) Hebrew chavvā = 'living, alive' [1]
1b) Hebrew chavvá = 'giving life' [2] [3] [4]
1c) Hebrew havvah = 'giving life' [5] [3] [4]
1d) Hebrew chavvah = 'life, giving life, mother of all life' [6] [7]
1e) Hebrew chawwa = 'lively' [8]
1f) Hebrew hayya = 'living' or 'animal' [9]
1g) Hebrew חוה (chawah) = 'to breathe' [10]
1h) Hebrew חיה (chayah) = 'to live' [10]
1i) Hebrew chajjah = 'living, alive' [11]
1j) Hebrew chaj = 'living, alive' [12]

2) Short form of Germanic names beginning with Ev(er)- (see JOR) [7]

3) Short form of Names beginning with Eva- [13]

Related Names

Eeva
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Eewa
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Swedish
Eevu
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Finish
Eevuli
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Finish
Efva
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Swedish
Efwa
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Swedish
Eva
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Swedish Swedish
Ewa
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Evá
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Sami
Eve
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Eve
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

See also Ieva, Evar, Evita, Evy

Combinations

For combinations see EVA (name element)

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

24 December

Norway Norway

24 December

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

24 December

Sweden Sweden

24 December

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Eva
Accusative: Evu
Dative: Evu
Genitive: Evu
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Eva
Accusative: Evu
Dative: Evu
Genitive: Evu

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

  • In the Old Testament, Eva is the name of the first woman. She and the first man Adam had three sons: Kain, Abel and Set

Namesakes

  • Eva Becker Madsen (born 10 June 1944), Danish musician and actress
  • Eva Charlotte Dahlgren-Attling (née Dahlgren, born 9 June 1960), Swedish singer

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[15]
84100 190675 0 4
Norway Norway[16]
19552 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[17]
15240 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[18]
n.a. 11478 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Eva(f) Sources: [15][17][16][18]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Eva(f) Sources: [19]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Eva(f)

Sources: [15] [17] [16] [18]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  8. E. G. Withycombe: The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (1977)
  9. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  11. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  13. Own theory.
  14. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  19. details see Name Statistic tables