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Gender: F Meaning of Ava: "life" Origin of Ava: Latin, related to birds, or variation of Eve Ava's Popularity in 2013: #5

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Ava was given a huge popularity boost -- Ava's currently at Number 5 -- when dozens of high-profile stars such as Reese Witherspoon and Hugh Jackman chose Ava for their daughters. This Glamour Girl name via Hollywood beauty Ava Gardner is attractive but epidemically popular!

Some parents who love Ava's simplicity and style have looked on to other choices that might take her place: Eva, Avery, Ada, Aveline and so on. The result, as with other popular names such as Hailey and Aiden that have spawned a raft of imitators, is that Ava is beginning to feel even more ubiquitous than it might based on its Top 5 standing.

Ava seemed to be headed towards Number 1 -- it's no accident we titled our most recent book on baby name style Beyond Ava & Aiden -- but, though it seems to have been somewhat side-swiped by the Olivia-Isabella-Sophia group, it will still certainly stay in the Top 10 for years to come. It's a lovely name on many levels, but if you want something that will stand out, keep looking.

One of the most fascinating things about Ava is that it's a much more ancient name than its modern-feeling sleekness would suggest. St. Ava was the daughter of King Pepin who was cured of blindness and became a nun.

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Famous People Named Ava

Ava Lavinia Gardner, American actress
Ava Rose Kathleen McBride, daughter of Martina McBride and John McBride
Ava Frances Manning, daughter of Abby McGrew and Eli Manning
Ava Archer Syme Reeves, daughter of actor Keanu Reeves
Ava Caroline, daughter of Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra
Ava Grace, daughter of Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland
Ava Elizabeth Sambora, daughter of Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora
Ava Rose, daughter of Tricia Brock and Nick Baumhardt
Ava Elizabeth Morris, daughter of Clayton and Natali Morris
Ava Elizabeth Philippe, daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe
Saint Ava- Roman Catholic saint circa 845 AD
Ava Eliot, daughter of Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
Ava Jaymes Mclean - Daughter of singer AJ Mclean of the Pop Group "The Backstreet Boys"
Ava Berlin- daughter of Jeremy Renner
Ava Veronica, daughter of actor Jason Priestley
Ava DuVernay, American filmmaker
Ava DeMary, Broadway actress
Ava Sydney Hewitt, daughter of Tennis player Lleyton Hewitt & Australian actress Bec Cartwright
Ava Ulloa, American Broadway actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Ava

Ava is also a Persian name meaning "Voice."
Ava Moore was a transgender character on "Nip/Tuck"
Ava Jerome, character on General Hospital
Ava Gregory, main character from TV show "Summerland"
Ava Marchetta, main character from movie "Material Girls"
Ava Inferi, Portuguese musical group
Ava London, character in the book "Beneath the Glitter" and sequel
Ava Ire, main character of ongoing webcomic 'Ava's Demon'
Ava Garden Wilder, character in Nina LaCour's novel "Everything Leads to You"
Ava Wilhelmina Lavender, main character of Leslye Walton's "The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender."

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