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Ava Meaning and Origin

The name Ava is a girl’s name meaning “bird” and is of Latin origin. It may be a variant of the Latin name Eva, which means “life” or “living one”. Alternatively it may be a shortened form of the name Aveline or Avis, which are derived from the Germanic root “avi”, meaning “desired”. In Hebrew it is a variant of the name Chava (Eve), which means “to breathe” or “to live”. The name Ava gained popularity in the 1950s due to the fame of film actress Ava Gardner. It has been a top 10 name for girls in the United States, Canada, and Australia, and has also been used in various forms in many other countries. Ava is a sweet-sounding name with a touch of old Hollywood glamour that’s also easily spelled. 

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