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Gender: Female Meaning of Eve: "life" Origin of Eve: Hebrew Eve's Popularity in 2017: #436

The name Eve is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "life". Eve is ranked #436 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - Girls".

From the experts:

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.

Find other names based on Eve using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Eve

Eve, Biblical first woman
Eve (Jihan Jeffers), American singer and actress
Eve Arden (born Eunice M. Quedens), American actress
Eve Aline Plumb, American actress
Eve Myles, Welsh actress
Eve Marie Torres, American pro wrestler
Eve Babitz, American memoirist
Eve Beglarian, Armenian-American composer
Eve Muirhead, Scottish Olympic curler
Eve Queler, American conductor
Ève Salvail, French-Canadian model
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, American author and queer theorist
Eve Jobs, daughter of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs
Eve Behar (b. 1970), daughter of TV personality Joy Behar
Memphis Eve Sunny Day Hewson (b. 1991), Irish actress; daughter of singer Bono
Eve Owen (b. 2000), daughter of actor Clive Owen
Eve Sidi (b. 2004), daughter of actors Rosalind Knight and Nick Sidi
Eve Julia "Evie" Tambor (b. 2006), daughter of actor Jeffrey Tambor
Eve Augusta Gavigan (b. 2010), daughter of Jessica Capshaw and Christopher Gavigan
Eve Pritchard (b. 2009), daughter of actress Samantha Giles and Sean Pritchard
Eve Sandomierski (b. 2012), daughter of actress Sarah Polley and David Sandomierski
Storm Eve Napier Williams, daughter of Rachael Gilbert & Tom Williams
Alice Sophia Eve, English actress
Eve Franke (b. 2013), daughter of YouTuber Ruby Franke

Pop Culture References for the name Eve

Eve Harrington, main character in 1950 film "All About Eve"
Eve, character in "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein
Eve White, main character in 1957 film "The Three Faces of Eve"
Eve, robot in Pixar's "Wall-E"
Eve Rosser, character in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine
Eve Dallas, main character in series of novels by J.D. Robb
Eve, main character in "Conjured" by Sarah Beth Durst
Eve, character on TV's "Angel"
Eve, Xena's daughter on TV's "Xena: Warrior Princess"
Eve Kendall, character in 1959 film "North by Northwest"
Eve Baxter, character on TV's "Last Man Standing"
Amazon Eve, character on "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
EVE LOM, high-end brand of facial cosmetics and beauty products
Eves the Behavior, Australian singer
Eve Dennet, a main character of Mary Kubica's novel "The Good Girl"
Eve, daughter of Bov the Great, wife of King Lir, and mother of Fionnuala, Aobh, Fiachra and Conn, the four children turned to swans by their evil stepmother Aoife.
Eve Teschmacher, character on TV's "Supergirl"

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

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) Eeva (Finnish) Evuska, Evicka, Evka (Czech) Evi, Evchen (German) Evaine (French) Evathia (Greek) Ewalina (Hawaiian)


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

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or "standard eve". whatever

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stands for "street Eve"

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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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i agree

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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..............................