Gender: Female Meaning of Eve: "life" Origin of Eve: Hebrew Eve's Popularity in 2019: #485

Eve Origin and Meaning

The name Eve is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "life".

Eve, the oldest name in the Book, is now coming back into style, having the virtues of simplicity and purity, yet with more strength and resonance than other single-syllable names like Ann. British actor Clive Owen chose Eve for his daughter, as did Jessica Capshaw.

While Eve is compromised by its similarity to trendy sisters Ava, Eva, Avery, Evelyn, Evie, ad infinitum, it still has them all beat with its streamlined classic style.

The rapper born Eve Jihan Jeffers goes by the mononame Eve.

Fictional Eves have figured prominently in the films All About Eve, Three Faces of Eve, and WALL·E, and on TV in Angel and Xena: Warrior Princess.

Eve is the anglicized form of the Gaelic Aoife.

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Rank in US: #485

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Famous People Named Eve

Pop Culture References for the name Eve

Evelyn, Eva, Evie, Eba, Evvy, Evelina, Evaleen, Ebba, Evvie, Evonne, Evike, Evette, Evyn, Ewie, Eveline, Evey,

Eve's International Variations

Yeva, Yevka, Evva (Russian) Eeve, Aoife, Aoibh (Irish Gaelic) Chaya, Chava, Hava (Yiddish) Ewa (Polish) Evita, Evetta, Evelia, Eviana, Evia (Spanish) Efa (Welsh)


qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm Says:


WHAT? i cant tell if you are joking or stupid.

qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm Says:


she's talking about the name, not you, dumbass

Annabvella Says:


i love this name so much, especially the nickname "evie" :).

penelope_lynson Says:


Eve is such better than Eva.

TechnoKitten Says:


I'm always the odd person? I don't like this name. It's bland and boring.

yogafrogger Says:


Too funny! It's a wonder it's not more popular! It really is a very pretty name. And oddly enough, original!

yogafrogger Says:


Thank you, she's short and sweet so it's very fitting 😁

eve Says:


i also hate when people have MY nsme

eve Says:


or "standard eve". whatever

eve Says:


stands for "street Eve"

eve Says:


im sorry ur younger you can be eve and ill take stEVE

eve Says:


there can only be one

eve Says:


valentina is my gma's name. she kicks butt. we're unstopple together. HWOEVER i take issue with you saying im not too "poplar" or that i am "simple". i think im very smart and my grandma Valentina agrees. people LOV my name and my complex popopopularity

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aww thanks! much love to u2

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eve Says:


i agree

eve Says:


the 59% of "berries" that prefer Eva to Eve are stupid. i am an authority on this matter

Daiseymae Says:


I love that combination together. Beautiful name.

Biancajelly Says:


Named my daughter Eve Valentina 2 years ago. Love the simplicity of the name and how it isn't too popular. Have had lots of comments on how much people love her name :)

Daiseymae Says:


Very pretty name. It is short and sweet.

yogafrogger Says:


Thank you. She's 16 now, and she loves her name. Hates when anyone else has "her name" ☺ and not until now, as a junior in high school, has anyone else had it. The other Eve is a Freshman this year at the school.

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LV51sfan91 Says:


I love this name! Simple, elegant and gorgeous! It means life and that is beautiful! I wanted to use this but our last name starts with L. I don't want her name to be Eve L. !!!

kxlly0614 Says:


Simple and beautiful.

Eve Says:


My name is Eve and I really like the name one of my friends is also called Eve (p.s I'm only 11

yogafrogger Says:


I picked out the name Zoë for my future daughter while in 10th grade, from Danielle Steele's book Zoya. 15 years later I have birth to my daughter Zoë Kay. I found out the name was Greek for LIFE.

A year later, pregnant with what would be my 2nd daughter, I was at a complete loss for a name if I had another girl. I had Jack picked out for a boy, but couldn't think of a girls name! My husband printed out sheet after sheet of baby names and one day I picked up the E section and there I found the name Eve.

I gave birth to Eve Mary a few months later and when I was asked the meaning of her name I had to look it up.. Found out Eve is Hebrew for LIFE!

So lo and behold, Stacey, the RESURRECTION, had two daughters that both mean LIFE!

love this story!

offspring Says:


LOVE Eve!!
My favourite girl name I I have a girl!
So beautiful! Such an old, classic name!
Also love nn Evie

EW314 Says:


You've hit the nail on the head! Eve is such a gorgeous, classy, understated choice. Sure, lots of similar-sounding names are wildly popular (Eva, Evelyn, Evie, Ava...) but actually just Eve, no frills, is remarkably uncommon. I think it's such a beautiful name.

Impwood Says:


Beautiful name. It is simple, pure and austere in a way that is really lovely.

grace147 Says:


one of my favorite names. Love it! all I can think about when I hear this name is christmas eve, which is one of my favorite days of the years.

HatGirl Says:


i have a brother named adam so..............................