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Gender: F Meaning of Eva: "life" Origin of Eva: Latin form of Eve, Hebrew Eva's Popularity in 2012: #86

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Eva is a simple, classic name, but be warned: There are suddenly a lot of little girls named Eva (and Ava and Eve) around, perhaps inspired by Eva Longoria--Eva has been a Top 100 name since 2009. Pronunciation can be ee-va, eh-va, or ay-va.

The 1852 publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, the bestselling novel of the nineteenth century, whose tragic figure Little Eva (short for Evangeline) made an enormous impression on the Victorian reading public, propelled the name to popularity.

Some well known Evas include actresses Evas Marie Saint, Gabor, Green, Longoria and Mendes, sculptor Eva Hesse, singer Little Eva, and model Eva Herzigova

The diminutive Evita is still strongly associated with Evita Peron, wife of the Argentine President Juan Peron.

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Famous People Named Eva

Eva Longoria, American actress
Eva Mendes, American actress
Eva Gabor, American socialite and actress
Eva Hesse, American sculptor
Eva Green, French actress
Eva Marie Saint, American actress
Eva Peron "Evita", Argentinian political activist
Eva Jean, daughter of American actress Maria Pitillo
Eva Ibboston, author
Eva Ekvall, Venezuelan model/TV News presenter/author
Eva Qamaniq Aariak, Canadian politician
Eva Simons, a Dutch Singer/Songwriter

Pop Culture References for the Name Eva

Someone Named Eva, book
Eva, character from What's Left of Me
Eva, young girl from the Delphi Keep book series
Eva Khatchadourian, from the novel and film "We Need To Talk About Kevin"
Eva, a character on the Total Drama series
Eva9 - character from book "The Search For WondLa"

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