From the experts:
Eva is a simple, classic Hebrew name for girls, 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 and is one of the elite group of girl names that mean life.
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. Eva is a highly popular girls’ name in the Netherlands.
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Eva is #120 on Nameberry