Given Name Eva
PRONOUNCED: E-vah (Spanish, Italian, Danish), EE-və (English), E-fah (German), AY-vah (Dutch)
Meaning & History
Latinate form of EVE. This form is used in the Latin translation of the New Testament, while Hava is used in the Latin Old Testament. It is also a variant transcription of Russian YEVA. This name appears in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ (1852) belonging to the character Little Eva, whose real name is in fact Evangeline.