Gender: Female Origin of Nevaeh: Modern invented name Nevaeh's Popularity in 2019: #90

Nevaeh Origin and Meaning

The name Nevaeh is a girl's name .

Nevaeh has had phenomenal success since singer Sonny Sandoval introduced the idea of turning Heaven around and using it as a baby name. Especially popular with religious parents, Nevaeh has been in the Top 100 for a decade now, though is off its peak as the spelling spin gets less clever and more familiar.

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Rank in US: #90

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shells15 Says:


Not such a new name as many think. I often do ancestry research, and I've recently come across several entries for Nevaeh on those sites. There was one Nevaeh who lived from 1906-1991, and a few more from records that are from before the 1960s (the one in the '60s was a marriage record). Even though it has become a big hit lately, it has been around for a while.

Also, please remember that even if this is not a name you would choose, it is someone's name. Please treat it with the respect you would expect for your own name, whatever it may be.

ParanoidAndroid Says:


2001 was a year of many disasters. Nevaeh entering the Top1000 (at a surprisingly high position of #266) is one of them.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:



DearTheodosia Says:


Not my favorite, but it doesn’t deserve the hate it gets.

DearTheodosia Says:


This comment is so cruel. Wow.

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


UNPOPULAR OPINION (Downvote all you want):
I actually love Nevaeh. It has such a nice sound to it. The only thing that I don't like is the fact that it's Heaven spelled backwards.

Raincove Says:


and i oop now its 5 years later.... so now all the oldest nevaehs are probably 19 now

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Raincove Says:


Agree. This name is just tacky and I think it's stupid. It's literally a word spelt backwards.

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Raincove Says:


I still hate this name. It's just tacky to me. No hate to anyone with the name though, just personally, idk...

Raincove Says:


Honestly I've always thought this name was a bit silly. It sounds like something 4th-grade me would name a poorly-made OC. Personally I don't really like it and never have, though if you like it that's okay. And if anyone named Nevaeh is reading this, I really hope I don't upset you because you're probably a nice person and admittedly there are names out there that I consider far worse than this could ever be - for example, Cupcake, Strawberry, Sparkle, and whatever that Rennessees or whatever he name from Twilight is called, etc (Yes, people actually name their kids that)

MeMyself_And_I Says:


If white trailer park trash was given a name, this would be it.

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AllysonKristina Says:


Incredibly tacky. But to each his/her own.

Marae Grace Says:


I always thought this name was strange, and then I met someone named Nevaeh in real life...and it surprisingly works!
Not something I'd name my own daughter, but it does have a very pretty sound to it!

TechnoKitten Says:


Meh,It's not that bad.If you want a heavenly sounding name use Angelina or Angela.

April Ludgate Says:


Would Lleh mean Heaven?

Daiseymae Says:


I am very surprised that this name is still in the top 100. I guess it is here to stay.

josephinedagnall Says:


How would Nevaeh be pronounced? My first guess would be nuh-vay-uh, but that seems counterintuitive with the -aeh ending.

Bertha Bernard Says:


I just want to apologize to any future Navaeh who reads these comments. Your parents probably thought it was the most beatiful and appropriate name for you, and gave it to you out of love. It's also important to know that you are more than just your name. Someone named Nevaeh (regardless of whether they're proud of their name) can lead a successful and happy life just as much as an Emma or Olivia can. And if you lead a great life, then your name will be known for something great. Hold your head high, Nevaeh!

veronicas_bees Says:


no, what doesn't? regardless of not knowing what your first sentence is disagreeing with, i don't really care what you think or how you think i'm wrong when there are multiple ways to pronounce this name. have a good day 🤗

snowsbeloved Says:


Just realized Natasha backwards is ahsatan lol

Ella Says:


I know right? I'm not a fan of this name but seriously?

Ella Says:


I just got in account today so I'm just going to say lol!

-EagleEyes- Says:


Thank you both!

beachbear Says:


I always imagined it pronounced "NEH-vee-a" but "neh-VAY-a" sounds prettier. Not that I like the name...

fullabeans Says:


I've only ever heard it pronounced neh-VAY-a, but I'm sure there are other pronunciations out there

-EagleEyes- Says:


How is this pronounced? I've never actually met a Nevaeh, and I can think of three or four possible pronunciations from the spelling.

Mhill46 Says:


For most people, it is extremely connected to the character. Very very inappropriate name in my opinion as it literally has become a synonym for "sexually attractive pre-pubescent girl". Most people are going to immediately have that association. So I don't see any way around that

denmama9 Says:


How is Celestia not made up, and better than Nevaeh? Celeste literally means heaven in France. Celestia is a spin off of a word, as so many names are. (I'm looking at you, Pearl, Cooper, Asher, Deacon, Violet, and any number of other names with direct or obscure meanings).

I have a daughter named Celeste, and we lived in France for 2 years when she was 2 and 3 years old. We got side-eye for naming our child 'heaven.' Which was not our intent when we named her, but clearly that's what the French thought - and who could blame them? We did actually name our daughter 'heaven' in French.

Nevaeh is this generation's Celestia.

Also, yes, you are absolutely being too harsh. Your idea of perfectly lovely but unusable names is not mine; Adolph and Lolita would never make the cut for my names list, even without the negative cultural associations. You are advancing opinion as truth.

And what's with the 'ghetto' reference as a disqualifier for beauty / synonym for trash? Is that a racial slur, as it seems to be since you listed other so-called trashy 'ghetto' names that are typically used among the African American community - names that are, themselves, lovely, usable, and descended from as rich a history as Celestia or Adolph.

There is zero wrong with Nevaeh as a name. If it's not your style, just move on without trashing all and sundry connected to it and pitching laterals at other namers as you go.

RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:


Is it really "irrevecoably" though? Just because it's the name of a character in a book? I had to google it to even know about it. That said, I wouldn't use it purely because I find the name ugly.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Lolita is inappropriate because it is irrevocably connected to paedophilia, to the point where it's not just a name anymore, it's an actual noun with the definition of "a sexually precocious young girl". In short, it's a no-go.

RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:


I don't understand how Lolita is inappropriate. (Though I also wouldn't consider it beautiful but quite the opposite).

NameLover 11 Says:


I love the sound of this name, but the reason it ticks me off is that it's heaven spelled backwards. Otherwise cute name!! I don't see it aging well tho......

heathergrey Says:


No it doesn't. Also, a name spelled Nevaeh would be pronounced Neh-vay surely. I don't know where you're getting the 'a' from.

heathergrey Says:


I feel like some names really suggest things about a person...and Nevaeh suggests that your daughter is a stripper. Heaven spelled backwards? Really?

ssister Says:


I know two children in my neighborhood with this name. I've always thought it had a beautiful sound, even before I realized it was Heaven spelled backwards. I like it!

MonikerWanderer Says:


I honestly don't think you have a child named Nevaeh. You're acting as immature as a ten-year-old.

MonikerWanderer Says:


I never got the appeal of naming your kid the backwards spelling of Heaven. Wouldn't a backwards heaven be Hell?

She's a Killer Queen Says:


Well that's freedom of speech, love!
Speaking of disrespectful, why are you shouting?
I understand that you're just being defensive but shouting makes you look rude and childish.
I agree with xhart, I'd never tell a little girl, her name is terrible.
That being said, Nevaeh is the most awful, stupid and downright tacky name I have ever heard!
Just my honest opinion!

xhart Says:


They're all just opinions. Additionally, it isn't like anyone would ever say "I don't like that name." after you introduce your daughter to them. Personally I think it's one of the most awful names, and it's rather tacky. But would I say that to a little girl? No. I'd probably say "Oh, that's a pretty name." Just to not hurt her feelings.

fromtheocean12 Says:


I laughed out loud reading that :)

LavenderLullabies Says:


I swear, if I meet another Nevaeh (there's so many in my area, I know 8 already!) my kids' names are going to be Natas and Nomed. e_e

Bobcat108 Says:


It's interesting to see how the appearance of a letter can make a difference...there are some names I like a C better w/& others where I prefer a K. In general I agree w/you...I prefer the traditional spelling, whether it's a C or a K.

gmdx Says:


I was referring to spelling names that typically start with C with a K like Kleo or Khloe, though I personally prefer C names in general. All of the ones you mentioned are perfectly fine.

FeatherWrites Says:


It sounds pretty... But also like a bad OC name. Not one I would name my kids.

Bobcat108 Says:


Hmm. No K-starting names? No Katherine? Kyra? Kirsten? Keziah? Karen? If you mean spelling names that generally start w/C w/a K, I'd agree more w/you, but not a blanket prohibition on all names that start w/K.

Haids1987 Says:


"Nevaeh's sound is reminiscent of the stereotypically ghetto American names like Shaniqua and Laquanda"

You make a pretty solid point here. I can't say that I have ever come across a Nevaeh that WASN'T "stereotypically ghetto." I'm not trying to generalize, but in my personal experience this is a truth.

Acey Says:


How is spelling a word backwards supposed to make it "meaningful" or whatever? Plus it looks and sounds ridiculous. Why would you saddle a child with this name??

LavenderLullabies Says:


I met a family who's daughters were named Nevaeh and Legna once.
Suddenly I had the urge to have kids and name them Natas and Nomed.

peachysugarbuns Says:


The "vaeh" part of the name is phonetically confusing. This is a popular name that *very* young parents in the rural area I live in use for their children. Not my cup of tea, but neither are most "modern invented names".

iipostmvh Says:


In the past I haven't like this name, mainly because it's always followed by "it's heaven spelled backwards", then just yesterday, I realized that it has a very nice sound and both the "traditional" and most of the variant spellings are nice, and gee this is an okay name. The heaven spelled backwards part just makes it seem like you've discovered something novel (you didn't) and unfortunately brings this name down.

Impwood Says:


For me personally it is important for a name to have a lot of history and meaning, which is why in the future I will choose names such as Mary and Philip for my children. However, I think the main thing is that there is sentiment behind using a name, and if this name has real meaning for the parents for whatever reason, I don't think we should judge them.
Personally, though, if I was going for this sound I would choose Neviah, Neva or Neve, and for the meaning I would choose Celestine.

mellohorn20 Says:


It is an ok name. The fact that it is Heaven backwards makes me think they would be the opposite of heaven.

snowsbeloved Says:


Nevaeh is definitely better that Brynlee or Skylynn. Yikes!

snowsbeloved Says:


Exactly! I wish this was the top comment for this name. The harshness! Jeeze!

snowsbeloved Says:


Two words - Be polite

eyestrainsam Says:


people either absolutely despise this or absolutely love it

fuzzycub Says:


Why are you shouting?

raefrank Says:


Some of your comments might be crushing to a little girl who is looking up her name.
To all the little Nevaehs out there: there are more people in the world who think your name is beautiful than there are posters on this website.

Rosalina_Winter Says:


I love the name Nevaeh. It sounds pretty, mythical, and lovely. I personally believe that it's a very nice name, and don't mind seeing it on anybody. It's lovely.

bstevens09 Says:


In my opinion, this is not the best name in the world, but it is NOT the worst name in the world. I think it has a pretty sound. I simply would not use it because it is heaven spelt backwards, and that to me can be interpreted as hell. Every Nevaeh I have known have been hellions, not that naming a child this causes them to be that way, but with this personal association and experience I could never use it. However, I agree that people are being way too harsh on this name.

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gmdx Says:


Putting aside the origin, how many of you would care about this name? It's certainly trendy (because it was just invented), but I don't understand how it's a white trash name. It's tons nicer than Brynlee or Skylynn or spelling anything with a K.
I definitely hope it gains acceptance in time for my grandkids to use it.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Heaven itself is not an appropriate name, in my opinion. True, I don't particularly believe in the concept of heaven, but the thought of someone being so deluded that they honestly believe that their child is special enough to pull off the title of a celestial paradise, is super weird to me. Having said that, I think Nevaeh is even worse. Because regardless of how pretty some might think it sounds, the fact remains that no one can truly and honestly say that it is an elegant choice, or a sophisticated choice, or charming, well-to-do, distinguished, professional or mature choice. - not without lying or being in denial.

Maybe I'm missing some hidden genius but, to me, even Nevaeh's sound is reminiscent of the stereotypically ghetto American names like Shaniqua and Laquanda - and has a cheap spelling to match. Maybe I am being overly harsh, but - it's so disheartening to know that, while legitimately beautiful names like Adolph and Lolita are considerd to be inappropriate, trash like Nevaeh is hailed as God's gift to the world.

Again, I am probably being overly harsh but, I just don't see what the appeal in a backwards spelling of heaven is! It's a cheap name with an ugly sound and a pretentious origin, and with legitimate, similar names like Celestia and Naevia around, I fail time and time again in my attempts to justify the existence of this unsavoury choice.

(no offense intended to those who think differently)

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veronicas_bees Says:


All names are made up, just like all words are made up. Words and names do not come out of a box; as language evolves so do names.
Although this isn't extremely creative, the pronunciation of the name is beautiful. It flows, it's ethereal, giving one the impression that this is the name of a constellation somewhere. Nev-ae-a. Of course the origin is heaven, but backwards it still pretty much means that, you can hear the origin in the beauty of the name.

Some of the comments on here are extremely rude and ill-fitting for a BABY naming website. Let's be a little more appropriate?

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Come on, just because heaven is spelt backwards doesn't make it the opposite of heaven. That's a bit extreme and kinda stupid. If Hell was spelt backwards would that make it Heaven? I don't think so.

Fatima Qawwee Says:


I love the name Nevaeh. I know their are some who don't but their are Baby names that are much worse!!!!

amberdaydream Says:


People are too harsh on this name, and I think it's because it's a relatively new name so it's not like babies would have been on the internet viewing critical comments. But the oldest of the Nevaehs are now at least 14, since the name was coined in 2000. Just something to think about.

jordalini Says:


I remember Watching 16 and pregnant and a girl named her child this, that's right around the time this name boomed. I think this name is tacky, and i everyone I know that has named their child this was a white trash teenager, the girl on the show lives near my hometown, which might explain why I know of multiple toddlers with this name.

Athena_hime15 Says:


I love, love, love, love this name.

BerryQueen Says:


Don't like it.

ShunPun Says:


When I look at this name I just see a stage name for a stripper or porn star.

clairels Says:


Heaven backwards does not "mean" hell. Yes, it could be interpreted to mean hell by some people--usually people who would hate a name like this regardless. Only the parents who use it can decide what it means to them, and to them it might have a very positive meaning indeed.

unicornluvgirl Says:


One of my mom's friend's daughter's name is Nevaeh but they call her Nev :)

unicornluvgirl Says:


That's what I was thinking!

brianakmartinez Says:


I think Nevaeh is a beautiful name & nowhere near tacky. I think it is a better alternative than actually naming my daughter Heaven, which sounds too hippy-ish & awkward. The spelling is beautiful & it sounds beautiful.

LucyNaomi Says:


Not my favorite name...the sound is actually quite pretty, but I dislike the origin. I wouldn't use it, but I don't see any need to launch a hailstorm of negative comments just because some find it less pleasing.

HatGirl Says:


i like it and think it's cute but the fact of it being Heaven turned around is the reason why i don't like it

WarpedBritt Says:


Really really really dislike this one

Glow Says:


This has got to be my ultimate pet peeve name.

kitchi1 Says:


Nevaeh is heaven backwards...therefore, it is "Hell", yeah? Parents must realize this!

Shishi Says:


Reading this makes me feel like I have dyslexia, and then it just gives me a headache. Plus like what ShannonLim said, Navaeh would mean Hell.....why would you name your kid that? I am not a fan of this name. I know someone named this, and she hates it and wants to change her name. She goes by Aya...
I would never consider naming someone this, but that's just my opinion.

faithnamer Says:


I heard it pronounced "Nuh-Viy" (rhymes with eye, buy) on some TV show.. Can't remember which..

Guest Says:


Hey Theodora, perhaps you could edit your comment and rephrase it in a nicer way :) There's nothing wrong with having an opinion on a name.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I'm very sorry. I have had a bad attitude lately, haven't I? I will refrain from starting fights in the future. Can you help me delete my comments? I try to delete, but all it does is change my name to guest.

raevynstar Says:


I'm sorry, I didn't even really plan to get involved, but rude users get me angry. :)

pam Says:


Please don't engage in this personal sniping and refrain from using words like "stupid" and "hate".

niteowl13 Says:


Neviah and Nevia are real names. I wish parents would discover them. Or the name Neve. Neve is likely what a Nevaeh would be nicknamed. I like the sound of Nevaeh, but not the concept. Spelling a word backwards and making it a name is tacky.

ShannonLim Says:


Looking at this name makes me feel like its spelled wrongly which is kinda true since its the backward spelling of 'Heaven'. But if Nevaeh is the opposite spelling of Heaven, doesn't it suggest the meaning of Hell? I don't hate this name, nor do I judge any parents for naming their kids Nevaeh. It's beautiful in its own way but I just don't like it.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Yes, I do realise the error in my comment. I was trhing to delete it, but now it's t just says guest instead of my screen name... I actually meant the parens not the kid.

CocoWhite Says:


Honestly I have no idea how this name got so popular. It's just so...tacky. Who would want to name their kid this? I'm not even that big of a fan of Heaven, to be honest. And I agree with what @Theodora_Phoenix said: Your child is not worthy of being named after the most perfect place in the universe. That's why I hate names like Angel, Heaven, etc. so much. If it's sound/style you're going for, maybe consider Nevada or Nevara instead.

NaomiNY Says:


I don't like this name. I don't know why, but it sounds either too hillbilly or too uneducated to my ears :/

loverofnames86 Says:


A person does not pick their name. Their parents do, so it wouldn't be their fault.

loverofnames86 Says:


I think people are being way too harsh on this name. I am not a big fan of it. However, I do not think it's as terrible as everyone on here says. I think it sounds pretty when said aloud.

ahoymccoy Says:


I like this name, and think it's beautiful. Admittedly, it is an incorrect backwards-spelling of heaven, but maybe someone could assign it its own meaning using its "root words" and it could become independent. Ah, I can dream.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Good one ; )

ambg Says:


Every time I see this name on a kid, I get that much closer to naming a child Natasliah.

cengel73 Says:


Two words - White Trash

Guest Says:


It just doesn't get much tackier than this SMH

Map-DORK Says:


Perfect if you want your child to be a stripper down the road.

Guest Says:


I definitely don't associate this name with strippers. I hate it because it's tacky and to many others like me, backwards means opposite. So Nevaeh definitely does NOT mean Heaven, which shouldn't be used as a name either. I can't believe this "name" became so popular. I'm glad I don't know anyone named Nevaeh, or I'd never let them hear the end of it.

befx217 Says:


I think it's like Nev-ay-uh

writtenmania Says:


how do u pronounce this