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Gender: Female Pronunciation: AY-va Meaning of Eabha: "life" Origin of Eabha: Irish form of Eve

The name Eabha is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "life". Eabha and is often added to lists like Girl Names That Mean Life and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rank These Names! (themed)".

From the experts:

Eabha, along with Aoife and Aoibhe and even the Anglo Ava, are all Eve sisters or soundalikes in the Irish Top 100. Outside of Ireland, though, this Gaelic spelling would prove difficult. Confusingly for English speakers, this name beginning with E is pronounced as Ava, while the A-beginning Aoibhe is like Eva.

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Famous People Named Eabha

Éabha McMahon, Irish singer for Celtic Woman
Éabha Doorley (b. 2010), daughter of Scottish folksingers Julie Fowlis and Éamon Doorley

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burg123 Says:


Love this name, it is a nice spelling twist on the super popular Ava, but I would not use it because of the confusion with spelling and pronunciation.